BLACK DIASPORA: May 19th, 2019

Screening of short films on Black experience outside of the USA:

Beverley follows a mixed race girl’s struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape – 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for.

trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5zB4Fnfk3I&feature=youtu.be

 

Two films on racism by Amin Nour, member of the Black Italian film collective in Rome.

Ambaradan, 14:55

Story of a Black 20-year-old, Luca, from the Roman suburbs, who, with his fascist friends, spares no occasion to be violent and take it out on foreigners, despite his origins.

Guess Who I Bring You For Dinner, 11:45

Mohamed, a 25-year-old boy born in Rome, but of African descent, is on his way to meet his girlfriend’s family.

 

  • Wakamba Forever, Kenya, 8:39

A witty comedy set in 1895 when Chief Masaku met McMillan, an emissary of the Queen of England.

Food at 4:30pm
Film at 5pm

Discussion with Aldane Walters & Marna Paintsil Anning will follow the screening.