Britain on Film: Black Britain

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Age guide: 12A

October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Trowbridge Town Hall
Market Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ
Price: Free - please book

The Town Hall will be open from 12:30pm with music and free food for those attending the film screening.
Black History Month: The experience of British black people on film
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Black History Month in the United Kingdom.  in 1987, Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Seboa, organised the event for the first time in London. BHM is an annual celebration of achievements by black people to recognise their culture, history, experiences, challenges and accomplishments.
In partnership with Seedbed, West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum & West Wiltshire Community Club we are presenting a journey of black people in the British cinematography and celebrating with a meal and informal discussion.

Britain on Film: Black Britain
Director: Various, UK, 1901-1985, 90 minutes, 12A
Free event
Explore the history of the UK through the eyes and voices of black Britons throughout the 20th century.
 
Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, it offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen. Watch miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire; and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services to fight for King and 'mother country' in World War I. See rare colour footage of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and touching interviews with black school leavers in 1965; witness growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and in New Cross, London; communities in search of their roots and partying on the streets of Notting Hill during Carnival.
 
Revealing new voices from across a century of vast and turbulent social change in the UK, Britain on Film: Black Britain is not just an important way to understand our collective history - offering audiences the chance to explore stories of migration, community and the struggle against inequality - but also an opportunity to celebrate vivid black British life and culture on screen.
With thanks to Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

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