John Akomfrah - Seven Songs for Malcolm X

The collective's seventh film envisioned the death and life of the African American revolutionary as a study in iconography as narrated by novelist Toni Cade Bambara and actor Giancarlo Espesito. The seven stylized tableaux that memorialise Malcolm's life referenced the early 20th Century funeral photography of James Van der Zee's The Harlem Book of the Dead and the elemental, static cinematography of Sergei Paradjanov's The Colour of Pomegranates.