Bino and Fino/ Jemima + Johnny - BCA Film Festival

Bino and Fino/ Jemima + Johnny - BCA Film Festival

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Join us for the Family Day of the Black Cultural Archives Film Festival where we'll screen Lionel Ngakane's award winning short film Jemima + Johnny, as well as 3 episodes of Bino and Fino followed by a meet and greet with the characters behind the animation.

Jemima + Johnny:

The friendship of a young white boy and a black girl reaches out across the generations in this uplifting mid-60s short, directed by South African-born actor and anti-Apartheid activist Lionel Ngakane. Against a background media narrative suggesting ever-worsening racial tensions, Jemima + Johnny offered a refreshingly optimistic take on black/white relations in a post-riots Notting Hill. Jemima + Johnny won its director an award at the 1966 Venice Film Festival, the first black British film to be so honoured.

When five-year-old white boy Johnny meets Jemima, fresh off the boat from Jamaica, he leads her on a wide-eyed tour of the local neighbourhood. But when the children recklessly make their den in a derelict house, their peril causes Johnny's father to question his racist views.

Bino and Fino:

Follow the adventures of Bino and Fino from Nigeria in this trio of animation gems part of the Black Cultural Archive Film Festival (BCA) this October in Black History Month. Follow the adventure as each day brings something new for Bino & Fino to learn. It could be an African dish, an animal, a country, a word in an African language, a musical instrument, African geography or folktale.

Bino and Fino is a cartoon series about a brother and sister named Bino and Fino who live with their grandparents 'Mama' and 'Papa' in a modern day city in Africa. Bino and Fino have many adventures where, with the help of their friend Zeena the Magic Butterfly, they discover and learn things about the world. Bino and Fino was created to provide more ethnically diverse children's entertainment. Especially for viewers from a Black African heritage globally, whether residing on the African continent or in Diaspora. Importantly, it is an inclusive series for all children of toddler and preschool age from around the world.

After the screening the children can get to meet the character Bino & Fino.

Director:  Lionel Ngakane

CAST (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) Thomas Baptiste, Patrick Hatfield, Nicolette Robinson, Myrtle Robinson

About BCA Film Festival 2019

The Black Cultural Archive Film Festival (BCAFest2019) will run over 4 days in October during Black History Month. BCAFest2019 will screen a mix of feature films and shorts Black British films which mark Black British culture from early cinema to present day. The BCA established in 1981 and situated in its iconic building in Brixton’s Windrush Square since 2014, is the only national repository of Black history and culture in the UK.

The festival is intended to inspire debate and conversation. For information about the festival please go to BCA website here:

Or email the Festival Curator Joy here

Supported by African Odysseys at the BFI Southbank