Rare archive footage and heroic stories of Black fighter/bomber crews of World War 2 to coincide with the Battle of Britain anniversary
The African/Caribbean presence and contribution in World War 2 is consistently over-looked and under-represented. This two hour, multi-media presentation will show and tell the stories of some of the best pilots, navigators,gunners of WW2, their heroic achievements during the conflict and their outstanding legacy since the 1940s.
We will screen unreleased and archive footage of their exploits, details of the missions they flew, where they served, as well as where to get further resources such as books/films/websites that tell these stories.
We will also detail the numerous Black RAF veterans who provided leadership for a variety of Black British Civil Rights groups in post war Britain as referenced in the new Pearson Migration GCSE exam text book for schools.
This is an interactive session and part of a series of Sunday Black history events which will include:
Tropical Island brand new, original animated children’s TV programme set in St Lucia. This was a successful live theatre show and the original BBC co-production premiered 10 years ago. Sunday 4th September 12-2pm
Raising Tennis Aces: Richard, Venus & Serena Williams Story 2002, long before the award-winning movie starring Will Smith, this authorized deep insight into the sports phenomenon of the two champion tennis star. Using sports footage and interviews with the sister and their trainer/father, you will get a detailed view and understanding into the lives of the sport superstars and their father#s philosophy and background. Plus Q&A with producer/director Terry Jervis . Sunday 9th October 12-2pm
Black Panther’s real African history and the books to prove it PLUS Black Panther animation series
Millions have seen Black Panther but not realised the film references real African history. In this interactive audio-visual presentation we will use photos, art and trailers from the movie alongside quotes and interviews from the director, actors and writers. For each fact revealed we will list at least one book/dvd which illustrates the actual black history shown in the film . We will also show which local and international museums you can find the evidence in. We will cover:
- African female soldiers ancient and modern
- Black female generals and Africa’s real vibranium
- Black female inventors and their inventions
- The Black Panther Party in Brixton and Notting Hill
- Ancient African writing systems that are NOT Egyptian hieroglyphs)
- Dress, design and architecture of West,East and South Africa
- African spiritual systems pre European invasion with real African Goddesses
- The real Wakanda and the IMF/World Bank
- Actual black history disguised in 1960’s comics and 21st century movies
- African leaders that started real revolutions
The movie breakdown will be in two parts preceded by 60 minutes of Black Panther animated series for the first time on the big screen.
Part 1 Sunday 23rd October 12-2.30pm Part 2 Sunday 30th 12-2.30pm
Spirit of the Pharoah Black British Superheroes: Caribbean Science Fiction. Big screen cartoon and live action.
We will be hosting a one-off screening of the classic Spirit of the Pharoah a fantastic superhero action story set in Africa and America. An African king travels through time to find the love of his life only to find she is in danger from an enemy he thought was defeated thousands of years ago. His Queen is not helpless, but can she remember how to summon her Kemetic powers against the greedy Lord Welton and an ancient foe? You will also get a sneak preview of the new Spirit of the Pharaoh graphic novel, book, animation and movie! PLUS Bluefields and the Black history of Captain Scarlet!
Spirit of the Pharaoh graphic novel, books and merchandise will also be available. A great way to spend half term, learn real history and discover lots of African/Caribbean superheroes and comics. Sunday 20th November 2pm
This is part of Phoenix Family Fun Film Days. This 6-month initiative curated by Black History Walks features fantastic, child centred African/Caribbean film content designed to rectify the severe lack of such images on the big screen and provide accurate and uplifting history.
NB we have a limited amount of adult tickets from this site but if you want multiple adult/child and/or family tickets please contact https://phoenixcinema.co.uk/PhoenixCinema.dll/Page?p=6&m=mm&sp=4
Other coming events from Black History Walks
- Spirit of the Pharoah @phoenixcinema
- Black History River Cruise
- Black History Bus Tour
- 20 Banned Black Films you need to see
- How Black people won World War 2
- Raising Tennis aces, the Richard, Venus and Serena Williams story
- Hackney, Mayfair, Trafalgar Square and Soho Black History Walks
- Eugenics and White supremacy
- Reggae season at BFI Southbank
- The Marikana Massacre
- Theatreland Black History Walk
- African Superheroes day
- Black Panther’s Real African history and the books to prove it plus
- African Odysseys at the BFI now in its 15th Year
About the producers
Terry Jervis was the mastermind behind the recent RAF museum exhibition ‘Pilots of the Caribbean and has worked with some of the biggest names in world wide music and film including: DIANA ROSS, STEVIE WONDER, MICHAEL JACKSON, TIM BURTON (BATMAN), SPIKE LEE , WILL SMITH, QUEEN, MADONNA, ELTON JOHN, NATALIE COLE, JANET JACKSON, LUTHER VANDROSS, THE ROLLING STONES, THE WILLIAMS SISTERS and many more.
Terry was one of the Executive Producers on the BBC/ MILLENNIUM DAY BROADCAST with over 2.5 billion viewers, the biggest live television & radio broadcast in world history involving over 70 different countries. He was a also a producer and director on the Real McCoy comedy show.
He created BEHIND THE BEAT (BBC 1 & 2), this at its peak attracted 10 million viewers and changed the face of music programming (and had a huge impact on the record industry heralding the age of multi-media entertainment). OUR COMMON FUTURE, an international BBC/CBS co-production attracted 300 million viewers and was the first global environmental entertainment show.
He is currently involved with both the Royal Air Force and Marvel organisations working on Iron Man, Black Panther and Spiderman. He is also producing his own African Superhero animation titled Spirit of the Pharaohs and has one of the biggest comic collections in the country.
Tony Warner is the author of Black History Walks in London Volume 1 (delayed from 2020) from Jacaranda Books and co- author on the Pearson Education GCSE Migration text book https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/secondary/subjects/history-secondary/pearson-edexcel-gcse-history-91/pearson-revise-pearson-edexcel-gcse-9-1-history/gcse-9-1-edexcel-history-migrants-in-britain-c-800-present-student-book-1
which for the first time ever details the activities of ex RAF WW2 servicemen in the fight for Black British Civil Rights
Black History Walks has also curated the African Odysseys film programme at the BFI for the last 15 years