Workshops and Film Screenings
Children activities will take place throughout the day dependent on the number of young people.
Presentations & Film Screenings
12.30pm - 2.30pm
North London Premiere: '7 A.M: A Documentary' by Jason Black
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
3.00pm - 3.30pm
UK PREMIERE: Mama Rwanda (2016) by Laura Waters Hinson
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..
4.00pm - 5.00pm
UK Premiere: "Profiled" by Kathleen Foster
Profiled knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S. Some of the victims-Eric Garner, Michael Brown-are now familiar the world over. Others, like Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray, are remembered mostly by family and friends in their New York neighborhoods. Ranging from the routine harassment of minority students in an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood to the killings and protests in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, PROFILED bears witness to the racist violence that remains an everyday reality for Black and Latin people in this country. Moving interviews with victims' family members are juxtaposed with sharply etched analyses by evolutionary biologist, Joseph L.Graves, Jr, (The Race Myth) and civil rights lawyer, Chauniqua D. Young, (Center for Constitutional Rights, Stop and Frisk lawsuit). PROFILED gives us a window on one of the burning issues of our time.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kayza Rose of BlackOutLdn
4.00pm - 6.00pm
Children's Workshop: ‘Every History Matters: African Performing Arts Workshop' by Awa Ginet- Jones
In this engaging and interactive workshop, we aim to develop African descent dance, storytelling, acting, drumming and singing skills while discovering African History. In this session, we will focus on West African Culture.
Awa is the Educational coordinator at Every History Matters created in 2004. Trained as a Jazz, African, French Caribbean and Samba dancer, Awa qualified as an IDTA Dance and Performing Arts Teacher. Born French and originally from West Africa, Guadeloupe and Brazil, Awa is passionate about African History.This creative PGCE teacher stages the African Performing Arts course for children who will perform an inspirational piece based on her first book entitled, 'The Stones' Circle', which will transport the little ones like the bigger ones from Gambia to Brazil. The story is an educational approach which facilitates the understanding of ourselves in a world in constant change. African Performing Arts play a crosscultural and fun learning environment; a 'whole theatre' which integrates and unites 'Sound and Action' to convey meaning and emotions portrayed in life- cycle.
5.30pm - 6.30pm
UK PREMIERE: Ota Benga: Human At The Zoo (2015) by Niyi Coker
In 1904, Congolese pygmy Ota Benga was removed from Central Africa and brought to St. Louis for exhibition at the World's Fair as evidence of an inferior species. At the end of the fair, Ota Benga was sent to New York City's Bronx Zoo, where he was housed with primates and displayed with monkeys as the "missing link" between human and apes. In the eyes of his captors, he served as living proof of Darwin's theory of evolution. This revealing -- and disturbing -- documentary is directed by University of Missouri-St. Louis professor Niyi Coker Jr.
7.00pm - 8.30pm
UK PREMIERE: Black Friday: The Remix (2016) by Ric Mathis
In an effort to heighten the economic awareness and financial responsibility in the African-American community, Black Friday The Remix, presents solutions on how to better manage the 1.2 Trillion dollars that leaves African-American communities annually. We are adding Les Brown, Chuck D, Rick Ross Ice-T and more to the conversation. In addition, the film champions financial literacy and the importance of leaving a financial and ethical legacy for the next generation.