Photo: Senegalese Filmmaker Djbril Diop Mambetey (Touki Bouki/Hyenas) at NFT, as Screen Griots Guest interviewed by June Givanni, 1995 (Courtesy BFI)
“With June Givanni having recorded most of the conversations in the archive – usually due to her interviewing filmmakers, writers, actors, activists and more – hers is a voice that is often present, which adds further weight to the fact that this is a very personally created archive.” (Nana Ocran)
The relatively small collection of audio materials were also collected in the pre-digital era and are on standard audio cassettes. The majority are interviews with filmmakers, (eg. Filmmakers John Akomfrah, Djbril Diop Mambetey in London; actress Rosalind Cash FESPACO Ouagadougou): or presentations (Professor Stuart Hall at Images Caribes Martinique) or conversations (filmmakers Ousemane Sembene and Nii Kwate Owoo in London) and many other situations.