Bushman

BBFC RatingBushman

Showing: 31 July 2024 until 01 August 2024

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Wed 31 Jul 2024
Thu 1 Aug 2024

Certificate12A
Year1971
GenreDrama
Director(s)David Schickele
Writer(s)David Schickele
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 14MINS
Extra InfoScreening with English subtitles
SeasonMain Programme

Truth is stranger than fiction in Bushman, a rare sort of film portrait, part documentary, part imagined - poetic in its approach to real events. Screening in a new 4K restoration.

Directed by David Schickele, Bushman follows Gabriel (Paul Elam Nzie Okpokam), a young Nigerian, living in San Francisco. Lovestruck and culturally stranded he faces the harsh realities of life in the '60s.

Interwoven through his adventures in America are glances back to his African origins, and the dualities of the political and racial mood of the US alongside the terrible and elusive Civil War in Nigeria.

Through a blend of irony, poetry and nuanced storytelling, Bushman guides audiences through the profound complexities of the human experience.