Workshops and Film Screenings
WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
12:30 - Mama Rwanda (2016)
Mothers who mean business.
MAMA RWANDA is a modern tale of working mothers told through the eyes of the unlikeliest women - those who lived through genocide. Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, have traded subsistence living for a life of business innovation, sparking enlightenment and controversy among their communities. Set against the backdrop of national reconciliation, Drocella and Christine represent a new generation of women helping to turn post-genocide Rwanda into one of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world. Interspersed by commentary from Rwandan experts in women's entrepreneurship, the film highlights the roles of education and access to capital in empowering women to overcome poverty through entrepreneurship. A universal, globally relevant tale, MAMA RWANDA is a deeply cinematic portrait of two mothers on a journey to build peace through prosperity creation.
13:00 - Financial Savvy Sistas: How to be Financially Intelligent with Money by Charmaine Simpson
Women need to be smarter about money and money matters. This presentation aims to empower women to gain control over their lives through financial education so that they can handle their finances from a position of knowledge and wisdom. Come and listen to practical information and tips from Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson.
14:00 BHS Premiere of 'Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle' (2017) by Paul Sng
In 2017 housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. But despite the media spotlight, few stories examined the catastrophic long-term failures that resulted in a chronic shortage of social housing in the United Kingdom.
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.K. over the past thirty years. The film reveals how individuals and communities are fighting against the state and private developers, as they try to save their homes from demolition, while investigating the decisions that turned a crisis into a tragedy.
Dispossession is the story of people who know that housing is not an expensive luxury, but a fundamental human right.
16:00 - 'How to Win the Money Game' by Daryl Harper, Financial Educator
Money and Finance is a subject that many people are either never taught in school, they don't understand or, more often than not, they shy away from. This lack of knowledge and financial illiteracy has left many people struggling to get out of the rat race- the monotony of just surviving and living from pay cheque to pay cheque.
This is your opportunity to learn some simple steps that can impact and change your life dramatically. 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.
Daryl Harper is a dynamic, energetic, infectious speaker, who always delivers from the heart and aims to provoke you into taking positive actions in the right direction. While teaching at a college, Daryl's passion for mentoring, equipping and coaching grew. He noticed that there was nowhere in the educational system that empowered people in the area of finance and there was a MASSIVE gap. An interest in financial education, personal development and leadership was birthed and he later found mentors and coaches who were very successful in the financial service arena. He went on to get trained and qualified to deliver financial education and has been working in the field since 2008.
18:00 - UK Premiere of "Black Friday 2 The Living Legacy World Tour"
Black Friday 2 The Living Legacy World Tour 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. This Film offers 7 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
19:30 – North London Premiere ‘Captain Thomas Sankara (2012)’ by Christophe Cupelin
Commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the assassination of Burkina Faso President Thomas Sankara.
A portrait composed from the archives of Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso between 1983 and his murder in 1987. Ready to liberate his country and transform the mentality of his fellow citizens, contesting the world’s political order and challenging the powers of his time, Sankara stands out strongly in the history of both Africa and the world, remaining known as the African Che Guevara. Blending together rare and meticulously assembled archives, director Christophe Cupelin offers a panoramic vision of the intellectual and political heritage of this atypical head of state. Giving his documentary the energy of a punk manifesto, between idealism and irony, he faithfully restitutes the originality of a president as striking in his actions as in his words.