Woman King’s real Black history and the fight to get such films seen

Tuesday 15 November 7pm

The Woman King is in cinemas now making box office history. This interactive presentation will cover some of the actual African history and cultural practices shown in the film. It will also show the huge obstacles such films overcome just to be made far less distributed.

Black History walks run courses on African Women Resistance Leaders and along with NABSS pioneered the Queen Nzingha lecture series.

Black History Walks has been screening African Diaspora films at the BFI Southbank since 2007 as part of the African Odysseys programme. This history of film exhibition and distribution is referenced in our new book.

Black History walks in London Volume 1 is out in bookshops and on Audible NOW!  A great Christmas present, this unique book examines the streets of London from an African/Caribbean perspective and tells stories that the typical history books and tour guides never cover. Based on 20 years of community work and 15 years of Black history walking tours across London, the book covers:

  • Black heroes of World War 2
  • Gentrification, partner,box hand and sou sou
  • Ancient African architecture and culture
  • Black British Civil Rights
  • The fight for educational equality 1700s to 2022
  • Black films and white power, African Odysseys at the BFI
  • Elephant and Castle, Imperial Gardens and institutional racism
  • Tax dodgers and Caribbean money havens
  • Clean drinking water and multinationals
  • Medical experiments, genocide and reparations
  • Black success stories 1950’s and up
  • Politics,, police and deaths in custody
  • Making history with GCSE text books, billboards and blue plaques
  • Racism in publishing and film distribution

Black history walks runs walks, talks, bus tours/river cruises and films on the African Caribbean history of London all year long. Books will be on sale on the day.

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