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 Starring Shaden Philips Zaviar George Alek Malek Kiran Farebrother Mensah Benjamin Ronaldo James Val Haughton Contributing Director: Jeano Edwards Creative Direction: Imogen Snell at ISStudio Cinematographer: Rachel Clark Production: Lucy Hunt at Gainsbury & Whiting Edit: Parallax 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