Horace OVÉ (1939, UK) came to Britain in 1960 to study painting, photography and interior design. After working as a film extra in Rome, he returned to London to study at the London School of Film Technique. Ové holds the Guinness World Record for being the first Black British film-maker to direct a feature-length film, Pressure (1975). He directed Baldwin's Nigger in 1969. In 1986 was named Best Director for Independent Film and Television by the British Film Institute.
Horace Ové at IFFR
In a filmed conversation with a largely black British audience, writer James Baldwin examines similarities between the British and American black experience and the role of white liberals in the struggle. With his fabled eloquence, Baldwin provides difficult issues such as race and skin colour with sharp and subtle commentary.