20 Banned Black films you need to see

Sunday 5 September 7pm
Selection of banned Black films screened by the African Odysseys film programme over the last 15 years with facts, statistics and reasons. This event is organised by Black History Walks in conjunction with the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at U.C.L.

The African Odysseys film programme has been screening fantastic Black films once a month with Q&A’s since 2007. 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
  • · 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
  • African Odysseys at the BFI Black and Banned season 2018
  • New platforms for viewing positive Black content

This is an online event check JUNK MAIL for notifications and links

NB. This event precedes and previews the 15 Years of African Odysseys course starting in 2022. Queries to events@blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Watch out for the Darcus Howe weekend 4/5/6 November. 3 days of films and talks on Black British Civil Rights at the BFI Southbank as part of African Odysseys.

Coming soon ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ uncovering the African/Caribbean history in London’s streets. This is part of Jacaranda Books revolutionary Twenty in 2020 initiative to publish 20 books by 20 Black British authors in 2020. An unprecedented feat. ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ is the 20th of that series but was delayed to this year due to the Coronavirus

Other coming events ww.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

  • Black History River Cruise
  • 18th Century Superheroine Sarah Parker Remond
  • Fibroids and reproductive health: new research from the Caribbean
  • African history at the Tower of London
  • Tracing the money of the slave owners
  • Black History Walks Hackney, Brixton, Mayfair, St Paul’s/Bank
  • 1968 Race Relations Act and the legacy of Black Lawyers
  • The Dangers of Sugar Sweetened Beverages in the African Diaspora
  • The sterilisation of Black women without their consent and how to stop it.
  • The Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal worldwide
  • The British Black Panther Movement
  • Errol Barrow Freedom Fighter

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