The Last Angel of History is one of the most influential video-essays of the 1990s, influencing filmmakers and inspiring conferences, novels and exhibitions. Its exploration of the chromatic possibilities of digital video is embedded within a mythology of the future that creates connections between black unpopular culture, outer space and the limits of the human condition.
(42mins) | 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.