(Please note Events from August 2015 to December 2015 are archived but can be seen here )
Sat 10 January 2 to 5pm
British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank
Belvedere Road SE1
The African Odysseys film programme has screened rare African/Caribbean films at the British Film Institute on London's South Bank for the last 8 years. The films are sourced and selected by the African Caribbean Consultative group which is comprised of grassroots organisations like Black History Walks, with a history of pro-active Black film screenings. The BFI is the only cinema in the country to offer monthly screenings of African/Caribbbean films. The films are often complemented with talks, workshops and Q and A's. Join the Black History Walks mail list HERE for regular updates.
Next African Odysseys film Home Again
Rare chance to see this gripping drama about three young people sent ‘home’ to Jamaica – a country they’ve not seen since infancy. Marva, Dunston, and Everton grew up in Toronto, New York and London, respectively but are deported 'home' to Jamaica. Once in Kingston they discover every day is a fight for survival where family support, friendships, and shelter are elusive. They embark on a journey that pushes their endurance beyond measure and forces them to discover who they truly are. A searing, fast paced drama Home Again asks the question, "How would you survive?".
Never before has the story of deportees been told cinematically. This powerful, visually stunning political drama by award winning director Sudz Sutherland stars Tatyana Ali, Lyriq Bent, CCH Pounder, Stephan James and singer songwriter Fefe Dobson in her debut feature film role. Plus Q and A
Watch Trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYMaOS0_GpM