Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Ahfiwe Cinema presents: Praise Train

Tuesday 14th May, 2024

Lyttelton Theatre | 18:15 - 20:00

Programmed by Sula DF

An evening exploring Black radical aesthetics and spirituality through two extraordinary films.

Julie Dash's acclaimed Diary of An African Nun leads the way, powerfully exploring Black spiritual expression and cultural heritage. Complementing it is the 1930s silent gem Hellbound Train by Eloyice Gist - remarkably one of few surviving works by an African American woman director from that era, offering a glimpse into the cultural excesses of the Jazz Age. So naturally, accompanying the film will be a live, surrealist jazz composition by swaampcat (Ebunoluwa Adepoju).

By spotlighting these two visionary but rarely seen films together, the event provides a unique lens into the bold, radically beautiful perspectives of two pioneering Black filmmakers from decades past.

Hellbound Train
Dir: Eloyce Gist
USA 1930
50 mins

Diary of an African Nun
Dir: Julie Dash
USA 1977
13 mins

Doors: 18:00
Event starts: 18:15

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