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Field Niggas (ICA 4 November) +director Q&A


Pulse Films and Frames of Representation (FoR) present the UK premiere of the acclaimed Khalik Allah documentary Field Niggas (2014). This hour-long documentary focuses in on one New York street corner (the corner of 125th and Lexington Avenue in Harlem), taking an intimate look by night at the trials and tribulations of the area's downtrodden and struggling inhabitants. "Taking the hood off of the hood and showing you the head" is how the director described it.

Field Niggas is the first film screening of the new FoR curated series looking at cinema's role in bringing excluded communities into the centre of conversation.

Artist's Statement

"I don’t see other photographers where I shoot, only surveillance cameras. When asked if fear was the main theme of my work I said it’s not fear, but the removal of fear leading to the awareness of Love that interests me. We don’t react to anything directly in the world, only to our interpretation of things. And our interpretations are mostly wrong. Photography is a therapeutic tool I use to confront my own perception, and challenge my ego. It strengthens my spirit when I see passed appearances and approach people who I would’ve otherwise avoided."