Lectures and Talks

Celebrating Black Futures | Film Screening: All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White

Thu Feb 15, 2024 | 6:30 PM

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre | 1181 Seymour Street

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This February, the Gallery has partnered with the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) to present Celebrating Black Futures, a series of film screenings that speak to the future of Black and African cinema. Selected by Kika Memeh, Public Programs Assistant at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and Tom Charity, VIFF Centre Year-Round Programmer, each film presents a contemporary snapshot of the multilateral nature of African, African American, Caribbean and Black Canadian culture and cinema. Find out more »

This second screening of the series will present Babatunde Apalowo’s debut feature All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White (2023). Set in modern-day Nigeria, this brave and empathetic film tells the story of a man struggling to come to terms with his sexuality.




All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White is an understated but heart-wrenching look at the love between two men in modern-day Nigeria, where such love is forbidden. Bambino (Tope Tedela) has a day job as a motorcycle delivery driver. He is a popular figure in his neighbourhood, known for his kindness and generosity. But when his friend Ifeyinwa (Martha Ehinome) confides that she would like to have sex, he is hesitant. And, in fact, he gravitates more to the company of Bawa (Riyo David), a photographer with whom he is collaborating on an art project. However, the taboos—and laws—around homosexuality cut deep in this part of the world.

Runtime: 92 minutes


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