Sat 4 July 2 to 5pm
British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank
Belvedere Road SE1
The African Odysseys film programme has screened rare African/Caribbean films at the British Film Institute on London's South Bank for the last 8 years. The films are sourced and selected by the African Caribbean Consultative group which is comprised of grassroots organisations like Black History Walks, with a history of pro-active Black film screenings. The BFI is the only cinema in the country to offer monthly screenings of African/Caribbbean films. The films are often complemented with talks, workshops and Q and A's. Join the Black History Walks mail list HERE for regular updates.
Next African Odysseys film African Warrior Queen Nzingha
True story of the Angolan/Congolese princess who became Queen to lead her people into war against the vicious European slavers who wanted to kidnap her nation. An epic, big budget, high quality production with an African woman as the hero. This epic drama is based on the real life story of Queen Anna Njinga (c. 1583 –1663), also known as Ana de Sousa Njinga Mbande, queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Congo/ Angola.This special screening plus Q and A with scholar-warrior Dr Ama Biney, is guaranteed to sell out and is brought to you by African Odysseys.Tickets on sale from 3 weeks before the event
Watch trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siCT-3I_GDE