Afrika Eye 2014

WW1 and Present Day Black Soldiers: Films and Discussion

Afrika Eye 2014 - programme image

What is the relevance of Remembrance Day to people of African descent? We present two Bristol-made short films, Mendi by Shawn Sobers, about the accidental sinking of a British ship transporting black South African troops to join the battle in WWI, almost none of which are remembered today, and Black Solider, White Army, Michael Jenkins short film about the experience of black Bristol-based soldier Patrick Cyrus, who fought in Northern Ireland. Both explore the nature of war, before inviting present-day Bristol soldiers to share their experience in a facilitated discussion led by Peninah Achieng-Kindberg. In addition to the films and discussion there will be a presentation by Pax Productions on the African contribution to World War I.

Presented with African Voices Forum.

This talk is FREE - please book your tickets online and collect them from Box Office at least 20 minutes before the start of the talk. Any tickets not collected by this time will be released.