Black History Studies

Big City Stories: Black London’s Film Heritage

Big City Stories: Black London’s Film Heritage

Date: October 25, 2018

Time: 19:00 - 21:30

Location: Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Centre, 1 Phillip Lane, Tottenham, London, N15 4JA

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Big City Stories: Black London’s Film Heritage
Duration: 82 minutes
Rated: U

The screening of ‘Big City Stories’ by Black History Studies follows the London’s African-Caribbean population through the last century: their changing lives and perceptions as they established their place among London’s diverse cultures and communities. The selection includes images of London’s Black citizens from the very earliest years of cinema, alongside personal perspectives embodied in home movies, footage of key historical moments and fictional representations of Black London’s stories.

The programme draws on a wide range of collections – including the private collections of black filmmakers – to reveal a new narrative about life in an expanding and ever-changing metropolis. It demonstrates the shifting and often contrasting perceptions of various sectors of British society at key moments, such as during WWII and in the post-Windrush 1950s, and in iconic areas for London’s Black presence, such as Brixton and Notting Hill.  

Curated by June Givanni and Imruh Bakari the final selections ranged from 1920s footage of Cosmopolitan London to the recently rediscovered 1970s curio ‘Death May Be Your Santa Claus’, extracts screen alongside a wide variety of archive footage sourced from across the capital.

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

This event will take place on THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm. Doors open at 6.30pm. 

This event will be held at the Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Centre, 1 Phillip Lane, Tottenham, London, N15 4JA. Nearest Tube: Seven Sisters Station. Nearest Mainline: Bruce Grove Station. Buses: 123, 149, 230, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476, W4. Parking available on site (£4)

Admission will be FREE. Donations are encouraged and gratefully accepted.

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