Where Are We Going?
Where Are We Going? is a short film that urges the viewer to ruminate on how Britain’s colonial past continues to inform the global present. Filmmaker Allissa Tai interweaves poetic essay with re-appropriated archival footage and news clips to create what is also part tribute to local activists and movements, such as the Newham Monitoring Project and the Brixton Uprising. A ‘looking out’ for one another requires a ‘looking in’ to the nation’s history – and it is through this that we can develop the political imagination required to ‘look up’ and build a free and just future.
Allissa is an early career filmmaker and artist who is interested in exploring the potentiality of local histories through appropriating and re-interpreting archival footage. She is a current trainee with the ZOOM Film School at Four Corners Gallery, and has previously programmed film events with the Barbican Young Programmers and Leytonstone Loves Film.