Bradford Young :

Cinema Is The Weapon (2019)

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Still from Mother of George (2013) courtesy of Lars Knudson

"In this pivotal film Corine Dhondee explores the Oscar and Bafta nominated cinematographers earlier works and what meaning they have for him. Central is the outlining of Bradford Young’s location within a lineage of visual artists he always claims as inspirations as well as “echo chambers” who are actively formulating a new black aesthetics." liquid blackness

BY_Ava Duvernay Bradford Young Cinema Is

Photograph of Ava DuVernay by Coco Knudson 

Still from Bradford Young Cinema Is The Weapon (2019)

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Photograph of Bradford Young by Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix

Set still from When They See Us (2019)

Still from Bradford Young Cinema Is The Weapon (2019)

"A great film on a masterful cinematographer providing valuable insight into Bradford Young's creative process. A real triumph." Larry Clark (L.A. Rebellion, Passing Through).

"An Assured and engaging film." Alice Charles, Screenwriter

Screenings and Upcoming Festivals

Atlanta Contemporary Art Centre liquid blackness, March 2019

Scrapyard Cinema at the Warren, Brighton, May 2019

Fragments Film Festival, London, June 2019

01-Zero One, London, July 2019

BronzeLens Academy Qualifying Film Festival, Atlanta, August 2019

Urbanworld Film Festival, New York, September 2019 

Gary International Black Film Festival, Indiana, October 2019

Earls Court Film Festival, London, Outreach Programme, 2019-2020

Reelblack Presents, Philadelphia, November 2019

Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF), LA, February 2020

DC Shorts, Washington, September 2020

Crossover Presents,  Brixton, London, October, 2020

Film Africa & Beyond Nollywood, BFI London, October, 2020

Earl's Court Film Festival, London, October, 2020, WINNER Women in Film

Margate Film Festival, Margate, England, November, 2020