How Does an Invisible Boy Disappear?

How Does an Invisible Boy Disappear? emerges from a nine-month collaboration between Rehana Zaman and Liverpool Black Women Filmmakers, a new women’s film collective made up of young women from British Somali & Pakistani backgrounds. The film documents the group as they work together to create a thriller focusing on a teenager’s attempt to find Jamal, a boy from the neighbourhood who has mysteriously disappeared. Comprised of candid footage captured during the workshop process, behind the scenes filming and archive footage of anti-racist organising in the aftermath of the L8/Toxteth uprisings, the film questions how modes of representation and societal structures are gendered and racialised.
Devised and Written by Liverpool Black Women Filmmakers (current members Hannah, Muntez and Yasmin). Directed and Edited by Rehana Zaman. Pt 1. Written by and featuring Muntez (as Liyana). Pt 2. Written by and featuring Yasmin as Liyana. Pt 3. Written by and featuring Hannah as Liyana. Director of Photography Chinekwu Okoronkwo. Producer Kayt Hughes. Production Assistant Hassnat Sikander. Sound Recordist Craig Rihoy. Post Production Sound James Bull. Colourist Siena Bevan. Excerpts from They Haven’t Done Nothing (1985), Directed by David Horsefield and Produced by Brenda ‘Bea’ Freeman. Save Lambeth Women’s Project Pot Banging Revelry Performed by members of Lambeth Women’s Project, Composed by Ain Bailey 2012. Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial 2018.


How Does an Invisible Bly Disappear?, 2018, film stills, copyright the artist and Liverpool Black Women Filmmakers.

Img 1 - Kochi Muziris Biennale 2019 install view. Img 2 - Lateral Recovery Position, Béton Salon, exhibition view. Img 3-5 - Sala Jardin Bar, The Things We Make, cur. Anna Goetz, Lodos.