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(above Sudanese pyramids. There are more pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt)

Nubian Spirit (Film, Q and A) plus animated short film

Sunday 11th April 3.00pm-6.00pm

Flash Musical Theatre Youth Theatre, Methuan Road

Edgware, Middlesex HA8 6EZ

Adm: Free if reserved in advance This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 07838102024 

www.colourfulevents.co.uk  

Arrive 15 min early for refreshments and seating

This is a wonderful educational tool for both children( age 9 plus) and adults alike who have a genuine thirst for knowledge about the amazing continent of Africa and the world's earliest civilizations that emerged from it.   The film will be followed by a discussion with Louis Buckley, (director, producer, editor and narrator of this amazing film) and Brother Tony of Black History Walks

 

   There are limited free creche spaces for 4 - 8 Year olds which need to be prebooked and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.  

A wide range of books (adult and kids) will also be on sale that day

 

"Nubian Spirit" is a beautifully shot documentary which unravels the fascinating of legacy of Ancient Sudan. It shines light onto the Ancient African culture, history and spiritual mythology of the people from the Nile Valley. The film digs deep into Ancient Africa's numerous contributions to modern civilization.  It  features dynamic interviews with leading scholars, Robin Walker, K.N Chimbiri, and Anthony Browder, to name just  a few. 

It has been well recorded that the first humans on the planet emerged from the beautiful continent of Africa. However most people today know little about how these African cultures have influenced modern society. The makers of this film understand the importance of sharing authentic African history in a balanced way and how under represented it is in the western world view. They have signifcantly  contributed to setting the balance straight by accurately representing the facts and the information that has been discovered.

To purchase Nubian Spirit www.blackninefilms.com

 

 

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Easter Holidays Special: Black S/Heroes of World War 2; Talk and Films

Thursday 15th April 11.00am-2.00pm

Venue: On confirmation of registration

Area: SE1, ten minutes from tube 

Adm: By prior registration. 70 seats available, £2.00 donation per person

Proceeds to Girl Child Concern, Kaduna State, Nigeria

www.girlchildconcerns.org

This event has been specially designed for those looking for someting culturally positive to do with their children during half term. It is aimed squarely at, conscientious adults who take their child's education seriously, and curious children looking for inspiring influences.World War 2 is on the curriculum at both primary and secondary level but  there is hardly a mention of any African/Caribbean involvement. Africa, the Caribbean and its people were crucial to winning the war and this interactive presentation shows Trinidadian Spitfire and Barbadian bomber pilots, Nigerian troops fighting in Burma. Somali ships and sailors, black and asian women secret agents, German submarines in the Caribbean and the importance of Africa and India’s raw materials all feature.  All the information you never got at school plus resources to find out more www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Youth groups and Saturday schools welcome. To register or for more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Come Back Africa + The End of the Dialogue plus Q & A

Saturday  24 April 2pm -5.00pm

BFI SouthBank

Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo.

Tickets £5.00 0207 928 3232

www.bfi.org.uk www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 

End of the Dialogue

Filmed secretly in South Africa by members of the Pan Africanist Congress and edited in London, End of the Dialogue was the first anti-apartheid documentary produced by a dissident political faction. Accentuating the brutal realities of apartheid, the effect of this uncompromising exposé is made all the more biting by the use of quotes from government publications and State reports

Come Back Africa

The second feature written, produced, and directed by American independent pioneer Lionel Rogosin had a profound effect on African cinema, and remains of great historical and cultural importance as a document preserving the unique heritage of the townships in South Africa in the 1950s.With Vinah Bendile,Miriam Makeba,Zachariah Mbagi 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ghosts of Rwanda

Sunday  25 April  

1.30pm to 5pm

Conference Room 1st Floor Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road SE1 Tube: Lambeth North

Free entry: First come, first served

Bring pen and pad and be on time

www.iwm.org.uk  

A multi award winning history of the international response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide which has yet to be screened on BBC even though it was part funded by them
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 to rescue people.
 

REVIEWS

"Ghosts of Rwanda has the scope and the dramatic immediacy of an epic miniseries such as Herman Wouk's War & Remembrance. What makes it bearable to watch, despite scenes that recall Nazi death camps, and bearable to contemplate, despite widespread evidence of moral dereliction, are the acts of humanitarianism and heroism documented. ... Ghosts of Rwanda is almost as humbling as it is horrifying."
- Newsday

AWARDS

  • Winner, DuPont Columbia Award (Television equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize)
  • Winner, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
  • The Sidney Hillman Foundation Journalism Award
  • Banff World Television Festival Award- Best Social & Political Documentary