21 Ratings

The Last Angel of History

directed by John Akomfrah
United Kingdom, 1995


The Last Angel of History is an exploration of the chromatic possibilities of digital video embedded within a mythology of the future that creates connections between black unpopular culture, outer space and the limits of the human condition.

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    An afrofuturist exploration "whose dense, almost chaotic weave of images and ideas offers space travel and science fiction as metaphors for the experience of the African diaspora. This is less a sociological study than an over-the-top fantasy, an improvisational riff on time and history asserting that the line between social reality and science fiction is an optical illusion." - Fred Camper, Chicago Reader

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