Plus What the 100 Black Men Think Debate with Board of Directors of the 100 Saturday 3rd May 5-8pm Event Theatre, Keyworth Centre, Keyworth St, SE1Tube: Elephant and Castle Adm: £10.00 (cash on door only)
In collaboration with Black Filmmaker Magazine the 100BMOL present the film which exploded across the USA Plus a discussion with the 100BMOL Directors on succesful, practical, community-led solutions.
"a searing examination of the role that myths, stereotypes and misperceptions have played in the decimation of modern era Black relationships, and how the symbiotic relationship between Government, the Media and Special Interests perpetuates misinformation to further marginalize the role of Black Men in society"
"The most requested film BFM has ever screened is shown for only the third time"
Essence Magazine "In this powerful documentary Director Janks Morton helps repair Black relationships by debunking the myths we believe about ourselves"
Best Black Documentary/Best black independent documentary/director.
Saturday 26 April 2-5.15pm Museum in Docklands, West India Quay (Docklands Light Railway)Free entry: first come,first served Please bring a donation www.museumindocklands.org.uk
Brazil has the highest black population after Nigeria. Many people there still speak Yoruba or Angolan dialects and practice traditional African forms of worship. Although the British like to say they abolished the slave trade in 1807 they forget to mention they were supplying kidnapped Africans wholesale to the Portuguese who did not abolish slavery until 1888.
This multi award winning film by Zozimo Bulbul shows where and how black people fought for their freedom using art, culture, dance, religion, carnival and armed resistance.
Charlie Phillps is a renowned photographer/film maker who has lived and worked in Brazil,Italy,Sweden and Germany. He will be sharing his experience of 50 years of fighting racism and his inside knowledge on the African-Brazilian experience.
Saturday 19 April 1pm-5.30pm BFI Southbank (near Royal Festival Hall) Belvedere Road SE1 Tube: Waterloo.Admission £5.00 Box office 0207 928 3232 www.bfi.org.uk
When films are powerful and challenge the status quo they are often banned or suppressed. It is not an accident that positive black films are put on TV at 11.20pm or that African cinema releases are never adequately promoted.
Most films on slavery skim over the realities of what Europeans did to force Africans to work for nothing all day long. This film does not. It is so unflinching in its portrayal of European barbarity during slavery that it has effectively been witheld from audiences for 35 years for fear of the reaction it would get .
Made in the aftermath of the US civil rights movement the film puts the 1970's fight for equality into context by using a documentary style to see exactly what life would have been like for enslaved Africans on the plantations of the USA and the legacies of such behaviour on present day society. The film was condemned as racist, ridiculous and unrealistic when it was released but much of the dialogue and events were based on historical letters and documents that are now readily available via the internet or in print. This film has been screened in a British mainstream cinema only once before and sold out. It will be followed by discussion with historians, academics and community activists. This landmark event is brought to you in collaboration with:
100 Black Men Pan Afrikan Society LSBU Images of Black Women Film Festival Ligali Black Nine Films Black Filmmakers Magazine
Saturday 12th April 2pm-5.00pm Conference Room, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road SE1 Tube: Lambeth North. www.iwm.org.uk Free entry: First come,first served Please bring a donation
Ghosts of Rwanda (PBS Frontline documentary) Whether you've seen or missed Hotel Rwanda this film is a must to get a comprehensive understanding of the Rwandan genocide and the links between Somalia, Rwanda, Sudan and racism at the United Nations. The film also highlights African heroes such as the Senegalese peacekeeper Captain Mbaye Diagne who saved countless lives by repeatedly driving into enemy lines. Question and Answer with the director, Greg Barker. for a full breakdown of this astonishing film visit