PANEL TALKS AND TRAINING
GLOBALISING THE LOCAL
DIASPORA CINEMA AND MEDIA GLOBALISING THE LOCAL Panel host: ‘Diversity on Screen: Perspectives on Black British and British Asian Screen Media.’
GENERATION WILEY UK
Guest speaker: ‘The Art of Oppression’ film viewing and Q&A.
ALJAZEERA NEWS: INSIDE STORY Panel discussion: How can racism against people of African descent be tackled?
Series of five films: Centring the works and voices of Black creatives and academics.
Book launch and Q&A: Against the backdrop of Conservative austerity, the book features stories of hope and resilience from ordinary people across the UK.
THE PLACE IS HERE
Q&A: The launch of a series of screenings of Black and Asian films from the 1980s to the present. The first being The People’s Account and The Hard Stop.
Q&A: Discussion ahead of the Making Waves screening. How possible is it to be Black and British?
Training: A Midlands3Cities funded media training programme for final year postgraduate research students.
Talk: Introduction and film presentation of Many Rivers To Cross and Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess who led local Jamaicans to victory over the British Army.
Talk and Q&A: Discussing the impact on Black women of 'whitewashed' stories in terms of perpetuating racism and racist ideology.
Talk: Centre for Research in Race and Rights. Public conversations examining the ways in which slavery has figured in public history in Britain.
Q&A: Examining the erasure of women, Black women in particular, from his-stories. How much progress has been made since?
BEYOND THE LIGHTS
Q&A: The film uses Black hair metaphorically to weave together critique of a sexist music industry and a mother’s failure to ‘see’ her own daughter.
CONFERENCES AND PAPERS
LEICESTER HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL Paper and Q&A: Paper entitled ‘Visualising the Muted Effect of Dissenting Women’s Voices’.
"I WANT THE BURDEN"
"I WANT THE BURDEN" ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY DIRECTORS SYMPOSIUM Paper: Paper entitled ‘Some of Us are Silenced’ that challenged the absence of plurality of Black British women in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe pentalogy.
MOVEMENTS: PROTEST, POLITICS AND ACTIVISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY An exploration of the political effect of the 1984 miners’ strike focusing specifically on the women involved, and the transforming effects of their dissent, not just on the social order, but also in the women themselves.
RADICAL FILM FESTIVAL
A self-conscious reflection of film practice and an exploration of directorial influence asking how important director subjectivity is and if directorial authenticity is distracting.
CHASE SENSIBLE CINEMA A two-day event exploring new research methods for creating moving-image works organised around an ecological sensibility.