Nikki Giovanni: Going to Mars

Saturday 2nd March 2pm

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project

+ Q&A with musician and activist Chardine Taylor-Stone & guests tbc Legendary poet and activist Nikki Giovanni reflects on the trials and achievements of a life at the front-line of art and activism.

  • Director

    Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson

  • USA 2023. 102min

  • Digital

This life-affirming, award-winning documentary follows legendary poet and activist Nikki Giovanni, aged 80, as she looks back on her legacy and reflects on her mortality. Combining archive, personal reflection and performance, with additional contributions by Taraji P. Henson and archive featuring James Baldwin, the film recounts Giovanni’s life story, from her early immersion in Civil Rights activism, through the Black Arts Movement and Black Lives Matter protests, and looks towards an uncertain future.

Contains language which some viewers may find upsetting.

Tickets £6.50. from www.bfi.org.uk

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