Why We Are More Than Black Filmmakers – Screenings and Panel Discussion

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Why We Are More Than Black Filmmakers

A series of short films by black and brown female filmmakers, including films by Dionne Walker, Eloise King, Savannah Leaf and Nadine Marsh Edwards.


Starts: Tuesday 18:00
Ends: Tuesday 20:30

Event Details

Address:London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle

Post code:SE1 6SB


Telephone:020 7514 6500

Open hours:Tue 22 January 2019
18:00 – 20:30 GMT


The screenings will be followed by discussion “Why we are more than black filmmakers”, co-hosted by visiting lecturer and alumni Dionne Walker and Eloise King, Women on Docs. ‘Regent’s &Vicky’: ‘Regent’s & Vicky’ is a contemporary social thriller about race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, migration and outliers in 21st Century London. Over the course of week, the documentary feature will follow a new immigrant; a local black woman, and an environmental activist as they interact with outliers from disparate subcultures along the Regent’s Canal as it streams from Paddington in the West London through Camden, King’s Cross and Islington towards Vicky Park in East London. ‘Welcome to Britain: A Jamaican Tale’ 'Welcome to Britain: A Jamaican Tale’ is a series of four engaging personal portraits that reveal the enduring power of oral traditions, to create a potent collective history. Subtly set against the timeline of immigration from the British Nationality Act of 1948, through 1980’s immigration reforms to the present immigration debates. These films present a cultural dialogue through the prism of everyday-life experiences. Exploring Pearlene, Dwayne, Nicolene and Leford’s Journey to Britain and their lives beyond arrival - to find out if they will ever feel totally at home in Britain and what is the cost of becoming British? ‘This film is Meant To Be About Stokely Carmichael’ Having spent years surrounding herself with white middle-class culture, filmmaker Isis Thompson asks herself why making a film about her cousin, 60's Black radical Stokely Carmichael, is such a battle? Is it because, as some say, she isn't very good at being Black? If so how can she improve? And what is being Black anyway? A humorous journey which takes us from leafy North London to the wilds of County Cork in a bid to understand the nature of sex and race in 21st century Britain. This event forms part of Reel Lives, a programme of discussions, screenings, performances, interactive activities and more presented by the Screen School at London College of Communication.


By Bus:Elephant & Castle is extremely well connected for buses across London that stop next to the College including: 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 136, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 196, 188, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10 and P5. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey.

Download the Elephant and Castle bus map (PDF - 673KB)

By Tube:Both the Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station. The College is opposite the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, on the same side of the road as the Metropolitan Tabernacle. View the TFL tube map and plan your journey on the Transport for London website.

By Train:The College site is connected by Thameslink trains which stop at Elephant & Castle rail station, across the road from the College.


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