Hope Strickland is a researcher and artist filmmaker from Manchester, UK, with current interests in postcolonial ecologies, queer, diasporic assemblages and the bonds between resource extraction and racial violence.  Recent work has explored black metamorphosis alongside taxonomies of imperial control; working across 16mm, digital and archival formats to question and disrupt the distances between myth, fabulation and machinations of power. Hope’s films have screened internationally at festivals including the 59th New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival and the forthcoming Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scotland.