Black Women Make Movies !
Saturday 17 November 2pm to 4.pm.
This event will start at 2pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat
Admission free. First come, First served no booking required.
Donations accepted on the day
Venue: Room B36, Birkbeck University Malet St WC1 E 7HX (entrance on Torrington Square side), Click here for map http://www.bbk.ac.uk/downloads/centrallondon.pdf Room B36 is at location 1 and the entrance is on the Torrington Square side
This event is sponsored by National Association of Black Saturday Schools www.nabss.org.uk and Birkbeck, University of London
Two films one drama, one documentary by black women plus Q&A with Funke Oyebanjo scriptwriter of The Window on films and the academic route to the screen
Ugandas Super Ladies directed by Sam Numatebi
Rose, Leila and Susan are three seemingly ordinary Ugandan women concerned with homes, families and jobs, but they also share the dream of becoming champion rally drivers. In Uganda, women traditionally defer to the men in their families and face discrimination in many areas of life. So the three women face the double challenge of achieving sporting success while fighting prejudice and sexism in the male world of motor rallying.The film documents the journey the women take as they struggle to put together their challenges for the Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally 2009, the most coveted motor sports title in East Africa.They have to overcome the substantial hurdles of raising sponsorship and preparing a race-worthy and competitive car.It is a daunting challenge – and a race with a dramatic outcome. Super Ladies offers a fascinating insight into the heart of modern Uganda
Plus, The Window
Moji dreams of being a window dresser but is held back by her husband Samson and things start to look even worse for her when Samson's second wife arrives from Nigeria to live in their one-bedroomed Peckham flat with them. However the two women,rather than being rivals,form a bond and,after a public show-down at Samson's chieftancy ceremony, attain their independence plus Q and A with Funke Oyebanjo screenwriter