Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights (12)
A film by Nevline Nnaji
US, 2013, 81 minutes
Where do Black women activists fit into the epochal struggles for equality and liberation during the 1960s and 70s? This feature-length documentary unearths the story of Black women’s political marginalisation—between the male-dominated Black Power movement and second wave feminism, which was largely white and middle class—showing how each failed to recognise Black women’s overlapping racial and gender identities.
Archival footage and in-depth interviews with former members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), SNCC’s Black Women’s Liberation Committee, the Black Panther Party, Third World Women’s Alliance, and the National Black Women’s Feminist Organization reveal how Black women mobilized, fought for recognition, and raised awareness of how sexism and class issues affected women of colour within and outside The Black Power Movement and mainstream feminism. Prominently featured activists include Frances Beale, Angela Davis, Kola Boof, Nikki Giovanni, Rosemari Mealy, Judy Richardson, Gwendolyn Simmons, Deborah Singletary, and Eugenia Wiltshire. Required viewing for Women’s Studies, African American Studies, and students of the Civil Rights Movement.
THIS FILM SCREENING IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!
This event will take place on FRIDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2019.
The event will be held at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London, N15 4RX
For location details go to http://www.berniegrantcentre.co.uk/index.php/your-visit
Doors open at 7.00pm. The event will start 7.30pm sharp!
Tickets can be purchased from https://www.berniegrantcentre.co.uk/see/film-reflections-unheard-black-women-in-civil-rights-3/
(Please note, photographs will be taken at this event and may be used for promotional purposes).