Our Black history walks and tours link directly to films as people often want more information after doing a walk .2022 marks 15 years of our monthly African Odysseys film shows. It is the only such programme in the country. Search for ‘African Odysseys’ on this website for our latest film. Watch trailers, read reviews and book your place at venues such as the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley and the British Film Institute (BFI) in Southbank or sometimes online.
Our film showings are often accompanied by talks, workshops and Q&As. For those seriously into film history our 13 year archive of previously shown films is an excellent resource for fans looking for their next movie on Black history
Black History Walks has over 20 years’ experience managing film exhibitions and talks. The African Odysseys film programme at the British Film Institute is the only one of its kind in the country. No other cinema offers a monthly showing of Black films plus a Q&A session. The programme has proven hugely successful over the last 15 years and has created an impressive archive of general history, film history and recorded Q&As with directors, actors and producers.
You can see some of our recorded post film Q&As on our Youtube page here.
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Black History Walks in London Volume 1 is out in December 2021 from Jacaranda Books
Upcoming & Past Films
Reviews of Black History Walks, Tours & Talks
It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it for all
Professor Caroline Brown, University of Montreal, Canada
A truly inspiring day
Isschara Maxine, London
Extremely informative and made it seem all really relevant
Lori Tharps, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Journalism, Temple University, USA
Best element of the trip
Nancy Comerau, Assistant Professor of English, Ohio Wesleyan University, USA
Absolutely brilliant lecture and walk yesterday
Bill Mullen, Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University, USA
A rich and detailed learning experience
Rebecca Whisnant, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Dayton, USA
The children talk about it for a long time afterwards
Helen Davies, Head of Year 6, John Scurr School, Tower Hamlets
I could not have asked for a better supplement to my Sociology course on race, identity, and culture
William Force, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Western New England University
Engaging, moving, will keep you asking more questions.
Alai Reyes-Santos, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon
Nothing but positive feedback
Sharon Takhar, Origin Network, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP