Black History Studies Community Cinema -
Engaging the Community Through Film

 

Community Cinema



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.

 

Sign up to our mailing list and to get advance notice of our films. We will only ever send you information about forthcoming films or events and we won't pass your details on to anyone else.

 

If you would like to screen your short or feature film at Black History Studies' Community Cinema, email info@blackhistorystudies.com

 

 

 

Black History Studies presents EAST LONDON PREMIERE of


BLACK FRIDAY 2:
THE LIVING LEGACY WORLD TOUR

 

Friday 1st December 2017

 

 

 


Black Friday 2: The Living Legacy World Tour (2017) is an inspiring film that chronicles Ric Mathis' personal journey around the globe, inspiring people to embrace their Global Living Legacy. Kennedy Stewart, a 10 year old entrepreneur, narrates this journey, which celebrates Black women as the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America. The film offers seven practical principles to build a financial and ethical living legacy. A two part strategy to create your own living legacy.

 

Featuring David Banner, Les Brown, Jewel Tankard, Judge Lauren Lake, Dr. Boyce Watkins and more.


The screening will be followed by a post screening panel discussion with female Property Developers, serial entrepreneurs, networking and much more...

 
This event will take place on FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2017 from 6.30pm.

The event will take place at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE.

For location details and travel information, please go to https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Hackney_Picturehouse#disabled-access

Doors open at 6.30pm. The event will start 7.00pm sharp!

Seats are unallocated. Admission is £10.00 per person.

Over 18 year olds only.

Purchase your tickets from https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/black-friday-2-the-living-legacy-world-tour

 

 


 

Black History Studies presents LONDON PREMIERE of


1804: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF HAITI

 

Friday 15th November 2017

 

 

 


1804: The Hidden History of Haiti (2017) is the highly anticipated feature-length documentary film about the untold history of the Haitian Revolution. Produced by the creator of the best-selling Hidden Colors film series Tariq Nasheed, 1804 goes in-depth about the four principal players who were instrumental in Haiti's independence: Makandal, Dutty Bookman, Toussaint Louvature, and Jean-Jacques Dessalines. This documentary give a competing look into the strategies, the motivation and the mindset that led to Haiti being the only slave population who successfully overthrew their oppressors.

 

Featuring contributions from Tariq Nasheed, Akala, Bayyinah Bello, Èzili Dantò, Wyclef Jean, Leonard Jeffries, Kaba Kamene, Wade Nobles, James Small and more..


The screening will be followed by a post screening discussion

 
This event will take place on FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2017 from 6.30pm.

The event will take place at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE.

For location details and travel information, please go to https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Hackney_Picturehouse#disabled-access

Doors open at 6.30pm. The event will start 7.00pm sharp!

Seats are unallocated. Admission is £10.00 per person.

Over 18 year olds only.

Purchase your tickets from https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/1804-the-hidden-history-of-haiti

 

 


 

 

BLACK BRITAIN ON FILM

Sunday 8th October 2017

 

 

Black History Studies in collaboration with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) presents 'Black Britain on Film,' a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.


The latest release from this touring programme explores the vital history of Black Britain throughout the 20th century. Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, it offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen.Watch miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire; and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services to fight for King and 'mother country' in World War I.


See rare colour footage of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and touching interviews with black school leavers in 1965; witness growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and in New Cross, London; communities in search of their roots and partying on the streets of Notting Hill during Carnival.


Revealing new voices from across a century of vast and turbulent social change in the UK, Britain on Film: Black Britain is not just an important educative tool - offering audiences the chance to explore stories of migration, community and the struggle against inequality - but also an opportunity to celebrate vivid Black British life and culture on screen.

Films in this programme:



THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

This event will take place on SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2017 from 5pm to 7pm. Doors open at 4.30pm.

This event will be held at St Ann's Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station. On street parking. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby.

Hot food and refreshments will be on sale on the night.

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

Book your free ticket here https://blackbritainonfilmbhm.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 


 

 

AFRICAN HISTORY OF SPORT

Saturday 21st October 2017

 

 

Black History Studies in association with the Insitute of Black Culture, Media and Sport presents the North London Premiere of the 'African History of Sport' documentary."

 

At least five thousand years ago, ancient African civilisations in KMT/Egypt, Nubia/Sudan, Ethiopia and Nile Valley E ast African kingdoms, invented a 'Grand Philosophy' which they called several names, including Sewetwet and Sedjay Her.

For the peoples of the Nile, "Sewetwet" or "Sedjay Her", was the ultimate union of brain, brawn and spirit. They used it for pleasure, leisure, Warcraft or military training, governance and foreign policy; and treated it on par with intellectual fields like: Religion, law, medicine, natural sciences, and art. And certainly, a combination of all of the above.

These activities have become known and popularly practiced as Sport.

Today, few education systems in the world; if any, treat sport as a product of thought; for example, the British National Curriculum introduces sport to children, as physical education, or PE. Ironically, sport involves all intellectual properties or characteristics; but has never been treated respectfully by any 'modern' education system. Why is this?!!

Perhaps, this is because the "Grand Philosophy of Sewetwet" invented by Black Africans, did not survive invasion and colonisation by Greeks; or colonization and enslavement by Romans, Arabs and Western Europeans; all of whom destroyed the philosophical and spiritual premise of Sewetwet; and reduced it to physical activities for the brawny. This film revisits scenes of ancient glory.


THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

This event will take place on SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2017 from 6pm to 8pm. Doors open at 5.30pm.

This event will be held at St Ann's Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station. On street parking. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby.

Hot food and refreshments will be on sale on the night.

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

Book your free ticket here https://africanhistorysport.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 


 

PAST EVENTS

 

13TH


Saturday 2nd September 2017

 

 

 

 


Black History Studies in association with Decolonising The Archives presents the screening of 13TH. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyse the criminalisation of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

 

13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States; it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the enslaved and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).


DuVernay's documentary opens with the facts that today the US has 5% of the world's population but 25% of the people in the world who are incarcerated. She demonstrates that slavery has been perpetuated in practices since the end of the American Civil War through such actions as criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression of African Americans by disenfranchisement, lynchings and Jim Crow; conservative Republicans declaring a war on drugs that weighed more heavily on minority communities and, by the late 20th century, mass incarceration of people of color in the United States. She examines the prison-industrial complex and the emerging detention-industrial complex, demonstrating how much money is being made by corporations from such incarceration.

 

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

This event will take place on SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2017 from 6pm to 8.30pm. Doors open at 6.00pm.

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)


SEATING IS UNRESERVED AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

Hot food and refreshments will be on sale on the night.

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

Book your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-screening-13th-by-ava-duvernay-saturday-2-september-2017-tickets-35959302241
 

 


 

Black History Studies presents the East London Premiere screening of

 

MAMA AFRICA


Friday 1st September 2017 @ Hackney Attic


 

 

Mama Africa is the biography of the South African singer, Miriam Makeba, who was the first black, African musician to win international stardom. Her music influenced artists across the globe, although her style stayed anchored in her South African roots. She sang for John F. Kennedy and Marlon Brando, performed with Harry Belafonte, Nina Simone and Dizzie Gillespie.

 

Makeba was also a vocal campaigner against apartheid, and always stood for truth and justice. After her involvement with the 1959 documentary Come Back Africa (one of the first films to expose the harsh realities of apartheid) she was forced into a life in exile from her homeland.

 

This documentary traces her life and music through more than fifty years of performing. Friends and colleagues, some who knew her from the beginning, in the dance halls of South Africa (remember Pata Pata ), together with her grandchildren, allow us to know the remarkable journey of Mama Africa.


The event will take place on Friday 1st September 2017 at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE.


For location details and travel information, please go to https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Hackney_Picturehouse#disabled-access


Doors open at 7.00pm. The event will start 7.30pm sharp!


Seats are unallocated.


Admission is £8.00 per person. Over 18 year olds only.


Purchase your tickets from https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/mama-africa

 

 


 

Black History Studies in assocation with Decolonising the Arts presents the East London Premiere screening of

 

THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD


Saturday 26th August 2017 @ Hackney Attic


 

 

The House on Coco Road is an intimate portrait of an activist and teacher who moves her children from Oakland, California to participate in the Grenada Revolution only to find her family caught up in a U.S. military invasion.


Director Damani Baker (Still Bill, 2009) draws poignant connections between the civil rights struggles in the US, socialist revolutions in the Caribbean and liberation struggles on the African continent. Seamlessly weaving between the grand narratives of pan-Africanism and anti-imperialism and touching personal insights, THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD successfully captures a pivotal moment in African-diaspora history; encouraging us all to apply history's lessons to the situations we face today.


The event will take place on Saturday 26th August 2017 at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE.


For location details and travel information, please go to https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Hackney_Picturehouse#disabled-access


Doors open at 12.00pm. The event will start 12.30pm sharp!


Seats are unallocated.


Admission is £8.00 per person. Over 18 year olds only.


Purchase your tickets from https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/the-house-on-coco-road

 

 


 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASSATA SHAKUR!

Saturday 15th July 2017

 

 

Happy 60th Birthday Assata Shakur!

Although Assata Shakur has been living in exile in Cuba for nearly three decades, the legendary Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army (BLA) member's ideas on activism and movement-building continue to form the bedrock for contemporary anti-racist work. And at a time when police killings of unarmed Black and Brown civilians has reentered the public consciousness with full force, Shakur continues to be a leading figure for many people of colour living under the foot of American structural violence.


Assata Shakur teaches us in her autobiography that: "No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free."


For her truth-telling and struggle for Black Liberation the US government has created a bounty for her capture at $2 million.On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Shakur (fsn) JoAnne Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the maximum security wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979 and moving to Cuba.This is an intensely personal and political autobiography that belies the fearsome image of Joanne Chesimard. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hands of government officials.

 


THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

This event will take place on SATURDAY 15TH JULY 2017 from 6pm to 8.30pm. Doors open at 6.00pm.

This event will be held at St Ann's Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station. On street parking. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby.

Hot food and refreshments will be on sale on the night.

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

Book your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/happy-70th-birthday-assata-shakur-screening-discussion-saturday-15-july-2017-tickets-35959950179
 


 

 


 

Black History Studies presents the Birmingham Premiere screening of


Black Friday: What Legacy will you leave?

and presentation on

'Building Black Wealth through Financial Literacy'


Saturday 8th July 2017

 

 

 

Black History Studies presents Birmingham Premiere screening of 'Black Friday: What Legacy will you leave?' with presentation on 'Building Wealth through Financial Literacy' on Saturday 8th July 2017.


When you die, what will you leave behind, bills or benefits?


In the documentary "Black Friday: What Legacy Will You Leave" Ric Mathis examines the Economic Psychology of African Americans spending habits and the importance of leaving a Legacy.


The documentary, Black Friday, takes an in depth look into the spending habits of African-Americans in America. The film chronicles the financial mis-education of many African-Americans and explores the economic pitfalls that continue to derail the progress of the community-at-large. In an effort to heighten the economic awareness and financial responsibility in the community, the film, Black Friday, presents solutions on how to better manage the $1.2 Trillion dollars that leaves African-American communities annually. In addition, the film champions the importance of leaving a financial and ethical legacy for the next generation.


Before the screening, Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies will deliver a short presentation on 'Building Wealth through Financial Literacy.' Financial literacy is a really important skill to develop if you want to manage your finances, build your wealth faster and run your own business. This presentation will also encourage you to address your own financial situation with practical steps and tips on how to improve your financial literacy and achieve your goals. It's time to learn how to win the money game, protect your family, get your money to work as hard for you as you work for it, accelerate your mortgage, pay consumer debts off faster, save, make and get better value for your money and position yourself for a comfortable retirement.


There will be a Q&A discussion after the screening.

 

This event will take place on SATURDAY 8TH JULY 2017

 

The event will be held at Ladywood Community and Health Centre, St Vincent Street West, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 8RP.

 

Doors open at 6.30pm. The event will start 7pm sharp!

 

Seats are unallocated. Admission is £6 per person.

 

Purchase tickets from https://blackfridaybhs.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 


 

Black History Studies in assocation with Decolonising the Arts presents the UK Premiere screening of

 

THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD


Saturday 24th June 2017 @ Rio Cinema


 

 

The House on Coco Road is an intimate portrait of an activist and teacher who moves her children from Oakland, California to participate in the Grenada Revolution only to find her family caught up in a U.S. military invasion.


Director Damani Baker (Still Bill, 2009) draws poignant connections between the civil rights struggles in the US, socialist revolutions in the Caribbean and liberation struggles on the African continent. Seamlessly weaving between the grand narratives of pan-Africanism and anti-imperialism and touching personal insights, THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD successfully captures a pivotal moment in African-diaspora history; encouraging us all to apply history's lessons to the situations we face today.


The screening includes a Q&A with Damani Baker plus a panel discussion with guests Rameri Moukam (Psychotherapist), Luke Daniels (President Caribbean Labour Solidarity) and a special surprise guest*** exploring activism, neocolonialism and African-centred psychology.  A special Emotional Emancipation workshop allowing more time to explore these themes will take place on Saturday 1st July.


The event will take place on Saturday 24th June 2017 at Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB. Nearest Overground station is Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction.


For location details and travel information, please go to click here


The event will start 12.30pm.


Tickets range between £9.50 - £11.50.


Limited seats available so purchase your ticket here

 

 


Black History Studies presents the Birmingham Premiere screening of


Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess

 

Saturday 10th June 2017

 

 

 

Black History Studies presents Birmingham Premiere screening of Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess with presentation on Heroines of the African Holocaust: African Women in War on Saturday 10th June 2017


Conceived by Jamaican-born, New Jersey-based filmmaker, Roy T. Anderson, and history professor, Harcourt T. Fuller, PhD, Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, a one-hour documentary-film, unearths and examine the mysterious figure that is Nanny of the Maroons; Jamaica's sole female National Hero, and one of the most celebrated, but least recognized heroines in the resistance history of the New World.


Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess documents the struggle for freedom by the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable 18th century military genius, Nanny of the Maroons. A spiritual leader, skilled in the use of herbs and guerrilla warfare tactics, from her mountain stronghold at the source of the Stony River in the majestic Blue Mountains, she directed the warfare that effectively neutralized the vaunted British firepower.


Following on the heels of Akwantu: the Journey (Action 4 Reel Flimworks, 2012), Anderson's award-winning film on the history of the Jamaican Maroons, Queen Nanny expands on the story of the New World's first successful freedom fighters by shedding light on to one of the leading figures in that struggle.

 

Before the screening Black History Studies will deliver a short presentation on 'Heroines of the African Holocaust: African Women in War' This informative and inspirational presentation tells the story of the hidden contribution of African women to the abolition struggles and resistance movements to end the African Holocaust (Slavery). African women were at the forefront of the drive for Black emancipation, so why do we only know about Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth? It is important to recognise that the study of Black Women's History makes for a much more inclusive, richer, fuller and more importantly, truthful account of World History. In this presentation, we will cover the lesser known heroines of this period.

 

There will be a Q&A discussion after the screening.

 

This event will take place on SATURDAY 10TH JUNE 2017

 

The event will be held at Ladywood Community and Health Centre, St Vincent Street West, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 8RP.

 

Doors open at 6.30pm. The event will start 7pm sharp!

 

Seats are unallocated. Admission is £6 per person.

 

Purchase tickets from https://queennannybirmingham.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 


 

Black History Studies presents the FREE #FinancialLiteracyMonth screening of

 

'GENERATION ONE: THE SEARCH FOR BLACK WEALTH'

Thursday 6th April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Generation One is a Call to Action to Build Black Wealth.

 

Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth (2015) brings together top financial minds in the African American community to map out a blueprint for wealth creation among Black people. With the 2007 recession, the housing crisis and soaring unemployment rates leaving Black America's wallet trapped in the crosshairs of the United States' financial crisis, the lack of generational wealth in the African American community has never been in sharper focus.

 

Generation One takes a hard look at the numbers, giving historical context to early wealth creation in the Black community and tapping the expertise of the nation's top financial experts to weigh in not only on how Black people fell behind, but surefire strategies families can implement to begin building a strong financial legacy for generations to come.

 

After the screening, there will be a discussion and Q&A.

 

An event for all the family!

 

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

 

This event will take place on THURSDAY 6TH APRIL 2016 from 7pm to 9pm. Doors open at 6.30pm.

 

This event will be held at St Ann's Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station. On street parking. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby.

 

Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated. Hot food and refreshments will be on sale on the night.

 

SEATING IS UNRESERVED AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. THOSE WHO BOOK THEIR TICKETS GET PRIORITY ENTRANCE.

 

Secure your free ticket here https://searchforblackwealth.eventbrite.co.uk


 


 

 

Black History Studies presents EAST LONDON PREMIERE of


HIDDEN COLORS 4: THE RELIGION OF WHITE SUPREMACY

 

Saturday 15th April 2017

 

 



Hidden Colors 4: The Religion Of White Supremacy is the latest follow up film to the critically acclaimed hit documentary series Hidden Colors. In this installment of the Hidden Colors series, the film explores topics such as:

 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Mark Simpson of Black History Studies with cast member of Hidden Colors 4, Jennifer Tosch and Dr Lez Henry:

 

Jennifer Tosch is a Cultural Heritage Historian and Entrepreneur with Surinamese - African - Native American roots, She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and currently resides in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, working on a dual Masters in Heritage and Memory Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In 2013, she founded Black Heritage Tours in Amsterdam, and in 2016 launched the tour in New York State (formerly, the Dutch colony New Netherland) that focuses on the interconnections between Native American - African - Dutch heritage in New York State. Jennifer is also a member of the Mapping Slavery Project (MSP), based in the Netherlands, which connects and maps the Dutch colonial empire around the world. In 2014 she co-authored a book with her MSP team: Amsterdam Slavery Heritage Guide, and is currently co-writing the next publication in the series, Mapping Dutch New York: Connecting the Histories of Slavery, African & Native American Heritage. Jennifer is the proud mother of one daughter who lives in California and is also pursuing a Masters, in Health Care Administration.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. William 'Lez' Henry is a poet, writer and is Lezlee Lyrix, one of the pioneer, British, Reggae-dancehall Deejays. Dr. Henry is a Social Anthropologist, a researcher, consultant and staff trainer for Nu-Beyond Ltd: Learning By Choice! He is a lecturer in Criminologyat Universityof West London's,Ealing Law School and is aneffective motivator and community engagement specialist with expertise as a practitioner in the fields of Social Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Black History, Community Development, Project Management, Race and Education & Equality and Diversity. Dr. Henry has published in the areas of African/Black History and identity, Whiteness, Race, Ethnicity. Author of the book 'Whiteness Made Simple: Stepping into the Grey Zone' which provides an alternative take on whiteness by demystifying its historical role and influence on human relationships in the world today. He considers the privilege of being racially classified as white and explains it from a Black perspective suggesting, "whiteness is the ever-present non-presence that moulds and shapes reality."

 

 



Lee Jasper
is a veteran human rights and anti racism activist. He is the Co Chair of BARAC UK. A Blaksox sponsor. Founding member of Operation Black Vote and Co Chair of Momentum Black Connexions London.

 

 

 

 

 

This event will take place on SATURDAY 15TH APRIL 2017 from 7.30pm.

The event will take place at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE.

For location details and travel information, please go to https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Hackney_Picturehouse#disabled-access

Doors open at 7.00pm. The event will start 7.30pm sharp!

Seats are unallocated. Admission is £8.50 per person.

Over 18 year olds only.

Purchase your tickets from https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/hidden-colors-4-the-religion-of-white-supremacy 

 

 


 

 

Black History Studies presents Birmingham Premiere screening of 

 

'Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess'

 

with a presentation on 'Heroines of the African Holocaust: African Women in War'

 

on Friday 21st April 2017

 

 

 

Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess documentary-film, unearths and examines the mysterious figure that is Nanny of the Maroons; Jamaica's sole female National Hero, and one of the most celebrated, but least recognised heroines in the resistance history of the New World.Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess documents the struggle for freedom by the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable 18th century military genius, Nanny of the Maroons. A spiritual leader, skilled in the use of herbs and guerrilla warfare tactics, from her mountain stronghold at the source of the Stony River in the majestic Blue Mountains, she directed the warfare that effectively neutralized the vaunted British firepower.

 

Before the screening Black History Studies will deliver a short presentation on 'Heroines of the African Holocaust: African Women in War.' This informative and inspirational presentation tells the story of the hidden contribution of African women to the abolition struggles and resistance movements to end the African Holocaust (Slavery). African women were at the forefront of the drive for Black emancipation, so why do we only know about Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth?

 

There will be a Q&A discussion after the screening.

 

This event will take place on FRIDAY 21ST APRIL 2017 from 7pm to 10pm. Doors open at 7.30pm.

 

This event will be held at Soho Community Hall, Chapel St, Birmingham, B21 0PA

 

Tickets are £6.00. Children under 16 are FREE.

 

Hot food and refreshments will be on sale on the night.

 

Purchase your ticket here https://queennannybirmingham.eventbrite.co.uk


 

Black History Studies presents the Financial Literacy Month screening of


7 A.M: A Documentary

 

Saturday 22nd April 2017

 

 

 

Directed by Jason Black (The Black Authority), 7 A.M. is the first in-depth documentary focusing on Black socioeconomics and why our lack of business ownership is at the root of our state of poverty and political alienation. We speak to academics, activists, best selling authors and entrepreneurs for a critical insight into why entrepreneurship is the only thing that will solve our crisis. The documentary features contributions from Dr. Claud Anderson, Dr Umar Johnson, Shalamar Blakely, A'Leila Bundles, Morris Levine, Brett Pulley and Don Peebles.

 

There will be a Q&A discussion after the screening.

 

This event will take place on SATURDAY 22ND APRIL 2017

 

The event will be held Upstairs at the Ritzy, Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG. The venue is not wheelchair accessible.

 

For location details and travel information, please go to https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Ritzy_Picturehouse

 

Doors open at 12.00pm. The event will start 12.30pm sharp!

 

Seats are unallocated. Admission is £8 per person.

 

Purchase tickets from https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/black-history-studies-7-am-a-documentary

 

 


 

 

BLACK BRITAIN ON FILM

Saturday 18th March 2017

 

 

Black History Studies in collaboration with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) presents 'Black Britain on Film,' a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.


The latest release from this touring programme explores the vital history of Black Britain throughout the 20th century. Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, it offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen.Watch miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire; and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services to fight for King and 'mother country' in World War I.


See rare colour footage of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and touching interviews with black school leavers in 1965; witness growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and in New Cross, London; communities in search of their roots and partying on the streets of Notting Hill during Carnival.


Revealing new voices from across a century of vast and turbulent social change in the UK, Britain on Film: Black Britain is not just an important educative tool - offering audiences the chance to explore stories of migration, community and the struggle against inequality - but also an opportunity to celebrate vivid Black British life and culture on screen.

Films in this programme:


For the Q&A we will be joined by Menelik Shabazz, a Barbados-born film director, producer, educator and writer, acknowledged as a pioneer in the development of independent Black Brit