Past Issues

Volume 1 – Issue 1

Originally Published 06/1993

This first issue of the Black Film Bulletin, contained the key core sections and core resource skills on which the Bulletin was developed and later expanded.   It featured some of the established directors and producers  John Akomfrah (Seven Songs for Malcolm X – producer Lina Gopaul/Writer Eddie George) and Gurinder Chadha  (Bhaji on the Beach – produced by Nadine Marsh-Edwards) and those in the process of becoming established at that time Ngozi Onwurah (Welcome To The Terrordome – produced by Simon Onwurah).  It also featured some of the contributors and designers who were among the invaluable resource talents for the existence and growth of The BFB, such as Donovan Synmoie, Johan Insanally, and Curtis Holder. 

This first issue was developed by the BFB founders and editorial team – Gaylene Gould and June Givanni – who harnessed the enthusiasm and interest of the Black film sector at the time, to provide what would become an invaluable and enduring resource, providing witness of its time through its listings, information sections and letters.

“The success of this Bulletin will depend on how well it meets your needs and in the circulation and flow of information between you and us.  We are keen to have a dialogue with readers in terms of receiving information for any of the sections of the Bulletin……”

June Givanni 1993
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