BLACK RUSSIANS is a feature-length documentary that investigates the lives of contemporary Afro-Russians aged 10 to 65, born and raised in Soviet Russia.
Their experiences chronicle two ideological currents that have shaped major international events in the twentieth century: race and communism.
Intimate interviews with a poet, a film producer, a reggae artist, a businessman, and others, all Black and all Russian, guide us through this story of promise and non-discrimination. Archive images reveal rarely seen footage of Black political leaders in the Soviet Union, like Paul Robeson, Kwame Nkrumah, and Angela Davis.
More than a decade after the ‘fall of communism’ a new Russia struggles to steady itself in the wave of nationalism from within and the pressures of global capitalism from without. “Black Russians” constructs a deeply personal account of the effects of political issues such as migration, identity, and loss on a minority community in the vast remains of the Soviet Union.
THIS SCREENING IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!
This event will take place on WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2022 at The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, London, NW10 3JU. Located 3 minutes from Kensal Rise Overground Station. Located 10 mins from Kensal Green and 15 mins from Queens Park on the Bakerloo Line. Via Bus, the Okehampton Road stop is right outside the Lexi Cinema, served by 52, 452, 6, 187, 302
Doors open at 5.15pm. The event will start 5.45pm
Please book your ticket(s) here https://thelexicinema.co.uk/TheLexiCinema.dll/WhatsOn?f=5805581