The Light of Black Sunlight (2021) A film by Wales Bonner and Jeano Edwards
The Light of Black Sunlight, produced in collaboration with filmmaker Jeano Edwards, becomes a film memory of the Wales Bonner Autumn Winter 21 collection entitled Black Sunlight – the concluding chapter in a trilogy of collections by Wales Bonner revealing threads between Britain and the Caribbean. Black Sunlight illuminates a world of Caribbean Thought and Black British intellectualism.
Captured between Port Antonio and Kingston in Jamaica and London’s Goodenough College, this exploration of transcendent, intersectional intellect reverberates with the ambient sounds of musician Laraaji – resonating the rich complication of diasporic sound and creation.
The Light of Black Sunlight, 2021
A film by Wales Bonner and Jeano Edwards
Contributing Director: Jeano Edwards
Creative Direction: Imogen Snell at ISStudio
Cinematographer: Rachel Clark
Production: Lucy Hunt at Gainsbury & Whiting
Colour: COLOURED ONLY
Sound: ‘Essence’ performed by Laraaji, Courtesy of All Saints Records
Photography: Sean and Seng
Laraaji Video Footage: Emily Pothast
Styling: Tom Guinness
Grooming: Erika Neumann
Casting: Finlay Macaulay at Establishment and Dewight Peters at Saint Models
Poetry: Star and Exile by Derek Walcott
(1969) from The Gulf and Other Poems.
Recited by Jeano Edwards
All clothing from Wales Bonner Autumn Winter 21 collection and adidas Originals by Wales Bonner