Peripeteia is a fictional experimental film that imagines the lives of two sixteenth-century figures, a black man and woman, who were the focus of woodcuts by the German renaissance master Albrecht Dürer. Filmed entirely on location on the bleak moors, the film is a beautifully told story of alienation, loss and memory.
(18mins) | United Kingdom
Born in Ghana and raised in the United Kingdom, John Akomfrah made his directorial debut with the acclaimed documentary Handsworth Songs in 1986. He has made over 30 films since, many examining issues of black British identity, including The Nine Muses (ttff/11). He is one of the founders of the seminal (and now-defunct) Black Audio Film Collective, and is a governor of the British Film Institute.