Feature Narrative

The Passion of Remembrance (Film + Conversation)


Shifting between real and mystic landscapes, Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien create a visual mosaic in The Passion of Remembrance to signify the complexity of the black British experience and the often-overlooked intersections between race, class, gender and sexuality.


The film is followed by a conversation between Coco Fusco and Louis Massiah. The discussion will focus on the film’s exploration of the raced, classed and gendered intersections of Black British life, the work of cultural memory through filmmaking, and will consider the influence and poetics of Isaac Julien’s cinematic corpus as a whole.


This series is organized in conjunction with the series Poetic Cinema: Isaac Julien and the Sankofa Film and Video Collective, organized by the Barnes Foundation, BlackStar Projects, Fabric Workshop and Museum, and Institute of Contemporary Art, on the occasion of the Barnes’s centennial and newly commissioned film installation, Once Again… (Statues Never Die) on view through September 4, 2022.

  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Cast: Anni Domingo, Joseph Charles, Antonia Thomas
  • Cinematographer: Steven Bernstein, Nina Kellgren
  • Director: Isaac Julien, Maureen Blackwood
  • Screenwriter: Isaac Julien, Maureen Blackwood


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