Check out our Black Lives on Film Programme at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham

'Black
Lives on Film'
at
The Bernie Grant Arts Centre


October - November 2016

From 14th October  to 18th November 2016, Black History Studies and the Bernie Grant Arts Centre brings 'Black Lives on Film' to the Cinema Lounge. Black History Studies will showcase thought-provoking and educational films and documentaries on various topics on Black History and Black Studies from around the world.
 
We are showcasing the following six films in the screening lounge at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre: 
  • Friday 14th October 2016 - Am I Black Enough For You
  • Friday 21st October 2016 - Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint
  • Friday 28th October 2016 - Black and Cuba
  • Saturday 29th October 2016 - Ballots & Bullets in Mississippi
  • Friday 11th October 2016 - Black Friday: What Legacy will you leave?
  • Friday 18th October 2016 - Fly Away Beetle
     
All events will be held at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London, N15 4RX.
 
 
Tickets for these events are £8 plus booking fee.
Am I Black Enough For You

Friday 14th October 2016 @ 19:30

This screening by Black History Studies is to commemorate the life and legacy of the American soul singer Billy Paul, best known for his 1972 Me and Mrs Jones hit who joined the ancestors aged 81 on 24 April 2016.
 

The sensational story of soul superstar Billy Paul, Am I Black Enough For You is also a portrait of the city of Philadelphia. Taking its title from the follow-up single to Me and Mrs Jones, this poignant insight into the life and legacy of one of the genuine Philly soul legends also compels the viewer to comprehend the experience of racism in America during this period.

Featuring exclusive, all-access interviews with Paul and key contemporaries including Kenny Gamble; Am I Black Enough For You also incorporates rarely seen archive footage of the soul superstar in his prime.
 
Doors open at 7.00pm. The event will start 7.30pm sharp!

Seats are unallocated.

Tickets: £8.00 plus booking fee


Am I Black Enough For You Trailer
Am I Black Enough For You Trailer


Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint

Friday 21st October 2016 @ 19:30

 

Before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he'd begun to explore the deep impact that economic inequality had on his ability to affect social change. Dr. King found that, if we do not address financial wrongs of the past, we will not be able to fulfill the dream that many of us share today. "Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint" examines Little Africa of Tulsa Oklahoma in 1922 as a shining example of what black people can accomplish when we pursue our economic goals as a collective.
 
Featuring leading financial scholars, historians and activists, the film allows us to study the body of knowledge left behind by our ancestors in order to move on to a more empowered future. Principles of cooperative economics, wealth building, and black business development are addressed, along with the TRUTH about what happened to the people who had their wealth stolen and their story buried for over 100 years.
 
There will be a Q&A discussion after the screening. The DVD will be on sale on the night! 
 
Doors open at 7.00pm. The event will start 7.30pm sharp!

Seats are unallocated.

Tickets: £8.00 plus booking fee


Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint Trailer
Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint Trailer


Black and Cuba

Friday 28th October 2016 @ 19:30

 

'Black and Cuba' follows street-smart students, who are outcasts at an elite Ivy League university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. While filming their poignant encounters with AfroCuban youth, breathtaking sites and moving hip-hop performances, the travelers confront realities behind myths of color-blindness and social mobility. This edgy and artful documentary of their journey uncovers renewed hope for equality and human rights. 'Black and Cuba' is the feature film directorial debut of international human rights advocate and scholar Robin J. Hayes, PhD.

 
 
There will be a Q&A discussion after the screening.  
 
Doors open at 7.00pm. The event will start 7.30pm sharp!

Seats are unallocated.

Tickets: £8.00 plus booking fee


Black & Cuba Trailer
Black & Cuba Trailer


Ballots and Bullets in Mississippi

Saturday 29th October 2016 @ 19:30

 
Ballots & Bullets In Mississippi - narrated by actor and activist Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon) - is an inspiring and provocative account of how Black landowning families in Mississippi - who controlled almost 2 million acres of land in the 1960's and who believed in armed self-defense - became the secret weapon of the 'non-violent civil rights movement' for voting rights and racial equality in America's most violently racist state.

When civil rights organizing was met with escalating terror, Black landowners and independent farmers played a vital role providing safe havens for hundreds of activists from outside the state. They also organized and provided armed protection for communities being targeted by the Ku Klux Klan for their voter registration activities and were typically the first to dare to try and register to vote and the first to run for public office. 
  
There will be a Q&A discussion after the screening.  
 
Doors open at 7.00pm. The event will start 7.30pm sharp!

Seats are unallocated.

Tickets: £8.00 plus booking fee


Black Friday: What Legacy will you leave?

Friday 11th November 2016 @ 19:30

 


In the documentary Black Friday, "What Legacy Will You Leave" Ric Mathis examines the Economic Psychology of African Americans spending habits and the importance of leaving a Legacy. The documentary, Black Friday, takes an in depth look into the spending habits of African-Americans in America. The film chronicles the financial mis-education of many African-Americans and explores the economic pitfalls that continue to derail the progress of the community-at-large. In an effort to heighten the economic awareness and financial responsibility in the community, the film, Black Friday, presents solutions on how to better manage the 1.2 Trillion dollars that leaves African-American communities annually. In addition, the film champions the importance of leaving a financial and ethical legacy for the next generation.  
 
There will be a Q&A discussion after the screening.  
 
Doors open at 7.00pm. The event will start 7.30pm sharp!

Seats are unallocated.

Tickets: £8.00 plus booking fee


The Film Black Friday 'Trailer
The Film Black Friday 'Trailer


Capoeira
Fly Away Beetle

Friday 18th November 2016 @ 19:30

 

In this award winning film, three world renowned masters tell of the blood and treachery of Capoeira in its early days after slavery. A young man gets off the ghetto streets of Salvador Brazil and redeems his life by teaching Capoeira to other troubled youths. In their stories the surprising history and essential truth of Capoeira as a modern self defense art form is revealed.    
   
There will be a Q&A discussion after the screening.  
 
Doors open at 7.00pm. The event will start 7.30pm sharp!

Seats are unallocated.

Tickets: £8.00 plus booking fee


Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle (Trailer)
Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle (Trailer)


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Mark & Charmaine Simpson 
    
  
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