From Brooklyn to Cape Town, and everywhere in between, rapid development and gentrification can often have a complicated affect on the lives of people of color in major cities all over the world.
“Directed by award-winning black indie filmmaker Shola Amoo, produced by Rienkje Attoh, and starring Tanya Fear (Kick-Ass 2, “Spotless”), a A MOVING IMAGE is all about relationships, creativity, coming of age, and dealing with gentrification in South London.
The full synopsis reads:
Nina wants to create the perfect piece of art but her creative juices aren’t flowing. She returns to Brixton, where she grew up, in search of inspiration but finds a very different community to the one she left behind. She struggles to find her place as she is painted as a symbol of gentrification. She forms a three-way relationship with an actor called Mickey and a performance artist called. Ayo who both have very different views on the changes taking place in their environment. During an unnaturally hot summer in London, Nina sets out to create the ultimate piece of art to explore her complex relationship with her community. In doing so, she creates an explosion of colour that echoes a tricky question – is she truly part of the problem or can she use her art to be part of the solution? ‘A Moving Image’ is a film about becoming a 21st century creative amidst a rapidly gentrifying city.