20 Banned Black Films you need to see. 17 Years of African Odysseys

Sunday 7th April 1.30pm

20 Banned Black Films you need to see. 17 years of African Odysseys

Choice of banned Black films screened by African Odysseys since 2007 with facts, statistics and reasons.

The African Odysseys film programme has been screening fantastic Black films once a month with Q&A’s for 17 years. It is the only such programme in the country and was initiated and maintained by community activists.

Some of the films we have shown have been literally banned and this presentation will go through 20 of them explaining what these films were about, why they were banned and the current methods of suppressing Black films that challenge Hollywood stereotypes. We will cover:

  • Government agencies and their role in suppressing independent movie production
  • Origins of African Odysseys
  • ·How to ban a film without appearing to ban it
  • ‘We don’t want a full house of Black people even if it will make us money’ with proof
  • Where to access great African/Caribbean films
  • Black Lives Matter and the link to Film
  • African Odysseys at the BFI Black and Banned season 2018
  • New platforms for viewing positive African/Caribbean content
  • Extracts from Black History Walks in London Vol 1 which has extensive details about Black film exhibition

Other coming events ww.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

  • Black History River Cruise
  • Black History Bus Tour
  • How Black people won World War 2 @theafricacentre
  • Fighting the slavemaster: Past and Present
  • Black History Walks Theatreland, Hackney, Brixton, Mayfair, St Paul’s/Soho
  • The Little Mermaid’s real Black history and the books to prove it
  • Black British Ballet in the West End, a brief history
  • How to teach GCSE Black history
  • The Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal worldwide
  • James Baldwin  season at BFI Southbank
  • Regents Park canal black history walk

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