Race Today: The Untold Story of Black Britain’s Political Journal (2021) by Wayne Saunders
‘Race Today’ tells the untold story of Black Britain’s political journal, featuring the members behind it. Produced by Wayne G Saunders, a filmmaker who was born when the Race Today journal was establishing itself as a serious political voice in the Black community. The film features heroes such as the late Darcus Howe, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Farrukh Dhondy, Leila Hassan, Jean Ambrose and many more who speak candidly about their lives and what the future looks like for the youth of today.
There will be a Q&A after the film with the following panel members:
Wayne G Saunders is an award winning filmmaker (ProductionBase, BBC & ITN, PAFF, African Movie Academy Awards Finalist) who has been focusing on social transformation through media forms such as film television and photography since 1995. Saunders has worked on several pioneering movies, such as ‘Greatness’, ‘The Perfect Girl’, ‘Caught Up The System’ and ‘Nothing less’. He features in the British Film Institute book Teaching Black Cinema as well as The Black British Filmmaker’s Guide to Success.
Leila Hassan Howe is a British editor and activist, who was a founding member of the Race Today Collective. She worked for the Institute of Race Relations and became editor of the Race Today journal in 1986. Hassan was also a member of the Black Unity and Freedom Party.
Jean Ambrose is a British anti-racist activist. In the 1970s and 1980s she was active in Race Today, the Brixton-based collective and political journal. Like Leila Hassan, Ambrose was a member of the Black Unity and Freedom Party, and she joined the Race Today collective soon after its establishment in 1974. After the 1981 New Cross house fire she was active in the New Cross Massacre Action Committee (NCMAC)
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This event will take place on Sunday 17th December 2023 at 17:00.
This screening will be held 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. Free on-street parking in local streets.
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