Films : Go West Young Man : all

animate! synopsis

Man hands on misery to man. Father and son resist the stereotypes of their race and gender in this personal/historical survey of bias and prejudice. Montage and masculinity meet in an analysis of the black experience.

long synopsis

Like the subject of their worst fears
and the object of their beast fantasies
Both asset and liability
Like everything to them
but Human…

A black father and son discuss the way in which popular myths have shaped their everyday experiences. Go West Young Man, created on an Amiga home computer, parallels their dialogue with a montage of historical moments that have influenced Western perceptions of black masculinity.

key credits

director
Keith Piper
father's voice
Hayden Forde
son's Voice
Wilbert Johnson
animator
Keith Piper
music
Derek Richards
sound designer
Derek Richards
producer
Janice Cheddie

Keith Piper

a film by Keith Piper

direction

director
Keith Piper

voice-over

father's voice
Hayden Forde
son's Voice
Wilbert Johnson

image personnel

animator
Keith Piper

sound personnel

music
Derek Richards
sound designer
Derek Richards

production personnel

producer
Janice Cheddie

support

primary funding

Arts Council of England/Channel Four Animate! award

© Keith Piper 1996

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technical

process summary

Created on an Amiga home computer.

master copy format

format
BetaSP
colour or black & white
colour

video distribution format

video format
BetaSP
screen aspect ratio
4:3
video standard
PAL
sound type
stereo

distributor

LUX
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