Black Mans Land, White Mans Country
Saturday 23 January 2pm-5.00pm
BFI Southbank (near Royal Festival Hall)
Belvedere Road SE1
Tickets ₤5, best to book early
Phone 0207 928 3232
History of Kenya from a Kenyan perspective with two rare films made in 1970's
They detail how the British initially appeared as traders in East Africa before moving on to massacre numerous ethnic groups including Somalis, and Masai. Resistance leaders were killed, imprisoned or disappeared and replaced with quislings. The best land was stolen and given to British immigrants such as Lord Delamere. Local people were forced to move to Kibera which is now the biggest slum in East Africa. Schools and rites of passage customs were destroyed or disrupted and replaced with mission schools which only a few could attend. The Land and Freedom army was formed by ex WW2 veterans but the British refused to use their name and invented a new name, The Mau Mau. With extensive archive footage and extended interviews with the African resistance movement these unique films have eerie parallels with the modern day 'war on terror' and put a context on recent political and racial problems in Kenya.
Saturday School Careers Day Special
Saturday 30th January 11.00am-2.00pm
Venue: On confirmation of registration
Area: SE1, ten minutes from tube
Adm: By prior registration, 5 pounds per pair
Proceeds to Girl Child Concern, Kaduna State, Nigeria
This event has been specially designed to showcase successful individuals who for some reason are never highlighted in mainstream media. It is aimed squarely at, conscientious adults who take their child's education seriously, and curious children looking for positive influences.
On the day you will hear from professionals, as to how they got be where they are now. The speakers include a
High Court Judge
The format has been developed so that it engages 8 year olds as well as mature students. It has been tested in primary/secondary schools and with the general public. There are 80 seats available. The Queen Mother Moore school in Clapham has already reserved 40 after their experience last year. The remainder are available on a first come, first served basis to Saturday schools. There are a few seats available to individual parents who are outside of the Saturday School system. This event is sponsored by Colourful Kids www.coloufulkids.co.uk . There will be a range of multicultural books available on the day
Sunday 31st January 1.30pm-5.00pm
Imperial War Museum Lambeth Road SE1
Tube: Lambeth North.
Adm: Free. First come, first served
Bring pen and pad and be on time
An investigation of loyalty within the British Empire to explain why black troops would want to fight and die for Britain a country that had enslaved their ancestors .This interactive talk will use film clips, commentary and music to show what life was like in the Caribbean and how that population got to be there in the first place. In addition we detail the exploits of African/Caribbean troops and the wars they fought from 1790's to the Gulf War.
Special guests include World War 2 veterans from the Caribbean plus extremely rare footage of black fighter and bomber pilots and pioneers such as: