Breaking the Legacy Film Festival

 


Breaking The Legacy Film Festival is a programme of screenings to observe the annual African Holocaust Remembrance Day held on 23 August. The screenings will highlight the history of Africa before and after enslavement, the impact and legacy of enslavement on African people and societies and examine the movement for reparations for historical injustices.

 

The film festival will feature a mixture of feature films and documentaries. We will incorporate presentations and facilitate engaging post film discussions with audience members.

 

The programme of events are below:

 

 

 

OUT OF DARKNESS (U)

Thursday 10th August 2017 @ Bernie Grant Arts Centre

 

 

 

Out of Darkness is a full length three-part documentary by director Amadeuz Christ (+), examining the untold history of African people, the African cultural contribution to the nations of the world, and the events that have contributed to the condition of African people today. Out of Darkness will explore the Nubian/Kushitic origins of Nile Valley Civilization, contact between Africa and the Americas since the times of antiquity, as well as the influence of the Moors in Europe leading to Europe's intellectual Renaissance. In addition, the film will analyse the history of modern day racism, the concept of white supremacy, the impact of Hip Hop as a social movement, and the idea of nationhood. Out of Darkness is narrated by Prof. Kaba Kamene and co-stars Dr. Umar Johnson, Dr. Claud Anderson, Tim Wise, Prof. James Small, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Anthony Browder, Sabir Bey, Atlantis Browder, and Taj Tarik Bey.

 

 

 


This event will take place on THURSDAY 10TH AUGUST 2017  from 7pm to 10.30pm.

 

Doors open at 7.00pm and the film will start at 7.30pm


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


Tickets for this event are £8 plus booking fee.

Purchase your ticket from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/out-of-darkness-breaking-the-legacy-film-festival-tickets-36099567779?aff=erelexpmlt

 




 

NORTH LONDON PREMIERE

ELEMENTARY GENOCIDE:
FROM PRIMARY TO PENITENTIARY (18)


Thursday 17th August 2017 @ Bernie Grant Arts Centre

 

 

 

Elementary Genocide is a documentary executive produced by award winning journalist/filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz. Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary" exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Many refuse to believe there is a corporate attack on the minds and productivity of Black youth through intercepting their educational, economical and social development, and resulting in statistically funnelling them through the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers and families, so that we can reclaim our young men and ensure the future of our community.


Elementary Genocide consists of candid interviews and voice-over narration culled from original interviews from professors, teachers, best selling authors, children, parents, celebrities, etc. A few notable appearances are made by Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Supreme Understanding, Dr. Torrence Stephens, Tracey Syphax, Killer Mike,Kadidra Stewart, Edward M. Garnes Jr., Okorie Johnson Sistah Iminah etc.

 

 

 


This event will take place on THURSDAY 17TH AUGUST 2017  from 7pm to 9.30pm.

 

Doors open at 7.00pm and the film will start at 7.30pm


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


Tickets for this event are £8 plus booking fee.

Purchase your ticket from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elementary-genocide-the-school-to-prison-pipeline-breaking-the-legacy-ff-tickets-36099954937

 



 

BEAUTY IS... (U)

Thursday 22nd August 2017  @ Bernie Grant Arts Centre

 


Beauty Is... the film by community educator and guerrilla film maker Toyin Agbetu asks ‘what is beauty?' and examines the answer from a philosophical position through discussions on hair, skin shade, body image and character. It's a serious, yet often humorous cross between Chris Rock's "Good Hair" and Bill Duke/D. Channsin Berry's "Dark Girls" documentaries with some sensitive Oprah styled interviews mixed in. The film explores the risks posed by chemical straighteners and skin bleaching, it shares insights on conditions like Vitiligo and Alopecia whilst discussing the impact of biased media on children and personal relationships. Backed by a global campaign to challenge governments and the pharmaceutical industry, this is edutainment that may just change your life.

 

 

 


This event will take place on THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST 2017  from 7pm to 9.30pm.

 

Doors open at 7.00pm and the film will start at 7.30pm


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


Tickets for this event are £8 plus booking fee.


Purchase your ticket from https://system.spektrix.com/berniegrantartscentre/website/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=401





THE PRICE OF MEMORY (15)

Thursday 31st August 2017 @ Bernie Grant Arts Centre

 

 



It's 2002 and Queen Elizabeth II visits Jamaica for her Golden Jubilee Celebrations. While there, she is petitioned by a small group of Rastafari for slavery reparations. For Rastafari, reparations is linked to a desire to return to Africa, the homeland of their African ancestors who were enslaved in Jamaica during British colonial rule. The film traces this petition, as well as a reparations lawsuit against the Queen. We follow Ras Lion a mystic Rasta farmer who petitioned the Queen, and Michael Lorne; the attorney who brought the lawsuit. In the background are the stories of earlier Rastas who pursued reparations in the 1960s, and who undertook a historic mission to Africa to organize official repatriation. The film explores the impact of slavery on independent Jamaica, following the filmmaker on a journey, during which the question of reparations reaches Parliament in both Jamaica and the UK. Filmed over a decade, The Price of Memory is a compelling exploration of the enduring legacies of slavery and the case for reparations.

 

 

 

This event will take place on THURSDAY 31st AUGUST 2017 from 7pm to 9.30pm.

 

Doors open at 7.00pm and the film will start at 7.30pm

 

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

 

Tickets for this event are £8 plus booking fee.


Purchase your ticket from https://system.spektrix.com/berniegrantartscentre/website/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=602


 

(Please note, photographs will be taken at this event and may be used for promotional purposes)

 

 

 

 

The International Decade for People of African Descent, proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 68/237 and to be observed from 2015 to 2024, provides a solid framework for the United Nations, Member States, civil society and all other relevant actors to join together with people of African descent and take effective measures for the implementation of the programme of activities in the spirit of recognition, justice and development. It is also a unique opportunity to build on the International Year for People of African Descent, which was observed by the international community in 2011, and to further underline the important contribution made by people of African descent to our societies and to propose concrete measures to promote their full inclusion and to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.