Date(s) - May Sun 19 2019
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Screening of short films on Black experience outside of the USA:
- Beverley, 25:50
Beverley follows a mixed race girl’s struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape – 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for.
- Short films by Collettivo N in Italy
Two films on racism by Amin Nour, member of the Black Italian film collective in Rome.
- Ambaradan, 14:55
Story of a Black 20-year-old, Luca, from the Roman suburbs, who, with his fascist friends, spares no occasion to be violent and take it out on foreigners, despite his origins.
- Guess Who I Bring You For Dinner, 11:45
Mohamed, a 25-year-old boy born in Rome, but of African descent, is on his way to meet his girlfriend’s family.
- Wakamba Forever, Kenya, 8:39
A witty comedy set in 1895 when Chief Masaku met McMillan, an emissary of the Queen of England.
4th screening of the 400 Years In America series: a free public cultural film series centered on the historic commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans brought to British North America. The series will feature a monthly film screening over 7 months, from February 2019 for Black History Month, through August 2019.
Food at 4:30pm
Film at 5pm
Discussion with Aldane Walters & Marna Paintsil Anning will follow the screening.