Raoul Peck

"At some point you start to feel that there is something wrong – and there is – but there is nobody there to give (young people of colour] some answers...what is my role in society, where do I fit? But the kids don’t have anything to look up to – my kids have no heroes."

Raoul Peck

Born in Haiti, Peck spent most of his childhood in the Democratic Republic of Congo and eventually spent a stint as Haitian Minister of Culture before turning to film. Much of his sharp, socially focussed work explores the legacy of colonialism, race and class, with subjects from James Baldwin to Karl Marx. He has spoken at length about preserving and illuminating the stories and legacies of those often precluded from popular cultural narratives, and has become a driving force in the cinematic chronicling of African diaspora and histories in particular. 

Watch Raoul in conversation at the BFI as part of our African Odysseys programme here.

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