Black History Studies Community Cinema - Engaging the Community Through Film
Through our Community Cinema Programme, Black History Studies showcases thought-provoking and educational films and documentaries on various topics on Black History and Black Studies.
We provide an exceptional service to the public by bringing people together to watch the very best in independent film that is rarely shown in the UK and at a price that is affordable for most.
We show a range of films to suit all tastes and ages along with a number of special events throughout the year. Each film is followed by a discussion or question and answer session. By igniting conversations around issues that affect us all, our Community Cinema helps to bring community cohesion and solutions.
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If you would like to screen your short or feature film at Black History Studies’ Community Cinema, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Film Screenings
FILM: MANUSCRIPTS OF TIMBUKTU Thursday 6 September 2018 Discover Timbuktu, once thriving and home to an advanced civilisation One of the definitions for Timbuktu in the Oxford dictionary is “any distant or remote place”. Featuring the knowledgeable commentary by African scholars, rich re-enactments, and an original musical score by Vieux Farka Touré, the essential documentary […]
FILM: ANCIENT ASTRONOMERS OF TIMBUKTU Friday 7 September 2018 This complex documentary brings ancient science into the modern world Guided by astrophysicist Dr. Thebe Medupe, a group of modern scientists engage in the first exploration of the scientific contents of the great manuscript archives of Timbuktu. As the ancient papers are in grave danger of […]
FILM: COSMIC AFRICA Friday 14 September 2018 Cosmic Africa and Thebe Medupe explore Africa’s ancient astronomy history Travelling across the scope of the African continent – Namibia, Ghana, Northern Kenya, Dogon country in Mali, and the Egyptian Sahara – this film captures the remarkable personal journey of an African astronomer, Thebe Medupe. Cosmic Africa and […]
FILM: HIDDEN FIGURES Thursday 20 September 2018 The untold stories of the brains behind one of NASA’s greatest operations in history. Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind […]