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Great Films at Cottons Caribbean Restaurant

70 Exmouth Market, Islington EC1 

Tube: Angel

Pay on the door.  £7.00 First come, first served.

Black History Walks is happy to work with Cottons Caribbean Restaurant to showcase excellent  African/Caribbean films and excellent African/Caribbean food. We will be having regular screenings at this luxurious and intimate venue so not only can you enjoy the best in black cinema but you can also sample the delicious weekend buffet

Whether you're in the mood for their famous Curried Goat, delicious Jerk Chicken or a mouthwatering piece of fish, their head chef, Andrew McIntosh, winner of the Caribbean Masterchef Award 2001, serves up an exquisite mix of traditional and fushion meals showcasing the wonders of the Caribbean at their finest.

Film Schedule : Sunday 20 November 2-5pm Black Power Mixtape

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The Black Panthers Search for Truth and Justice  Plus Q and A

Tuesday 8 November 7.30pm (food and drinks) Film starts 8pm

 www.openthegate.org.uk

Open the Gate Cafe, 35 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston N16

Tube: Dalston Junction 10 min from Liverpool Street

Train: Dalston Kingsland 10 min from Stratford

Free Entry: First come, first served 

Passing it on.. part indictment, part redemption tale, the film offers startling insight into the role of the Black Panther Party in a social revolution, and the NYPD's and  FBI's criminal disruption of one of the organization's most fervent leaders--Dhoruba Bin Wahad . Emerging from the Bronx ghettoes, Dhoruba dived headfirst into the Black Power movement, serving breakfast to school children with one hand while fighting for his rights with the other. Amid a national program of government assassination against the Panthers, Dhoruba was framed on flimsy evidence. 19 years later while sharing a stage with Nelson Mandela,  Dhoruba, his attorneys, and other Panthers finally tell this incredible  suppressed history of the Panther 21 and of triumph against the odds 

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The Black Woman who Ran for President in 1972.  Plus Q and A

Tuesday 1 November 7.30pm (food and drinks) Film starts 8pm

 www.openthegate.org.uk

Open the Gate Cafe, 35 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston N16

Tube: Dalston Junction 10 min from Liverpool Street

Train: Dalston Kingsland 10 min from Stratford

Free Entry: First come, first served 

While the media obsessed about  Barack Obama  before and after his election they forget to mention that the first black person to seriously run for President was Shirley Chisholm way back in 1972. Chisholm was the Garveyite daughter of Guyanese and Barbadian immigrants. After becoming the first black Congresswoman,she  ran for the highest office just 4 years after King was gunned down. Her story is incredible but has been suppressed. She spoke out against poverty the Vietnam War, segregation and sexism. Endorsed by the national Black Panther Party (which features in BlackPower Mixtape this Friday 28th Oct ) She was a dynamic African woman who paved the way for the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton but has been deliberately left out of history because of her race and gender. Find out more with this  fascinating documentary. Arrive early for drinks and food and or get there bang on time and eat your rice and peas while watching the film  

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

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Miracle at Santa Anna. A Spike Lee Joint 

Sat 5 November 2-5pm

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo

African Odysseys at the BFI www.bfi.org.uk

Rated R (Strong language and violence) See video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcKPi5DyGWs 

 

Although this film came out in the US in September 2008 it has never been released here and this will be its cinematic premiere. One must question why such quality films on black war heroes by a famous director are not selected for distibution while other far less edifying films are on heavy rotation. In World War 2 thousands of African-american troops were sent to fight for freedom and democracy on behalf of the USA which refused black people to right to vote. Initially the Armed Forces were reluctant to use black troops but due to the agitation of the US black community and the increasing casualty rate segregated units like the 92nd Infantry, the 761 Black Panther Tank Battalion and the Tuskeegee airmen were sent into action. The film follows the exploits of the 92nd infantry division and their activities in Italy when a small unit is trapped behind enemy lines and discovers a priceless artefact, a massive war crime and a supernatural statue The film will be followed by a Q and A with a WW2 veteran

Black History Walks will present a review of 200 Years of Black Soldiers in British Armed Forces on 8th October at 12.30pm at the Imperial War Museum