An Eye on X

DirectorPogus Caesar
One line synopsisOne of a series of short productions made by young black film- and video-makers in which Birmingham sculptor, Willard Wiggin, creates two representations of Malcolm X and describes how he found out about Malcolm’s life and a visit he made to Smethwick in 1965.

Shots of Malcolm X, talking, and in Smethwick. Willard Wiggin’s VO saying that he remembers first seeing him on television when he was six, and later finding out more about him in the library. Wiggin talks of his ambition "to create a big Malcolm and a small Malcolm". Wiggin carving a toothpick. He talks of starting to carve with a razor blade; says how hard it is to carve in miniature. Sculpting a block of chestnut wood. Scenes in the woods where Wiggin lives. Working on the carvings. Dancing to relax. Some of Wiggin’s toothpick carvings of famous people. The carvings of Malcolm in progress and completed. Credits.

Production companyWindrush Productions
Running time6 minutes
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Music Ranking Roger;
Camera Wayne Ratcliffe;
Sound Steve Middleton;
Lighting Terry Dunne;
Editing Andrew Denny,
John Baldwin.
Archive Film Courtesy of Central Independent Television.
Associate Producer Andrew Denny;
Producer/Director Pogus Caesar.
© 1993 Windrush Productions and the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Windrush Productions 1993.
For the Arts Council of Great Britain and Carlton Television Ltd.

Film segmentAn Eye on X - ACE236.2
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