Join us for an evening of VHS, snacks, and a discussion with artist ariella tai. Free and open to the public. This screening is part of the public programming for This
Join us for an evening of VHS, snacks, and a discussion with artist ariella tai. Free and open to the public.
This screening is part of the public programming for This is a Black Spatial Imaginary.
More about the film:
Welcome II the Terrordome
Directed by Ngozi Onwurah/1993/90m
Ngozi Onwurah’s dystopian science fiction film debut begins with a re-imagining of Ibo Landing set in 1652. A kidnapped Ibo family is brought to the shores of the Carolinas, refuses enslavement and calmly walks back into the sea. From here, the film travels to a near future where all black people are forced to live in a heavily surveilled, overcrowded, impoverished ghetto called Terrordome. Anjela fights to protect her family and young children from gang, police and white vigilante violence. Her brother, Spike, struggles to find safety for himself and his pregnant white girlfriend.
The first film directed by a black woman to obtain a theatrical release in the UK, Welcome II the Terrordome is heavily stylized and righteously angry. Onwurah viscerally explores the complex iterations of anti-black violence and grimly celebrates a world where we resist, refuse and take revenge.
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Paragon Arts Gallery815 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217