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Black Lives on Film

Black Lives on Film

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Black Star

Film + Talk + Event

Please note: This was screened in Oct 2016

120 mins

Do you want to see more stories on the big screen about the reality of being young and black? Join us for a celebration of emerging black British talent at this showcase of shorts, panel discussion and networking event.

The award-winning shorts are a diverse collection: we screen Shelter, the first short from actor, presenter and DJ Reggie Yates, plus Bristol actress Laya Lewis (who you may recognise from Skins) makes a searing appearance as a mixed-race girl in the Shane Meadows-esque Beverley. After the screening you'll get a chance to hear from inspirational filmmakers and actors, explore how black culture is (or isn't) represented on film and get some top tips on how to find your way in the film industry. With a panel including director Dionne Edwards (We Love Moses), actress Laya Lewis (Beverley, Skins) and director Aisha Sanyang-Meek (Hairitage) hosted by trainer, activist and speaker Mena Fombo.

  • 17:30 - 19:30 Screening and Panel Discussion
  • Beverley (Dir: Alexander Thomas) This award-winning short follows a mixed-race girl's struggle to carve out a sense of identity in the confusing, shifting cultural landscape of the 1980s

    Out of Body (Dir: Eddie Sternberg) Studious Sean's night takes a turn for the better after a series of events take place that changes everyone's lives...

    Shelter (Dir: Reggie Yates) When Ash and Wendie seek shelter from a downpour, this chance meeting won't be the only time their paths collide...

    We Love Moses (Dir: Dionne Edwards) Twelve year old Ella's obsession with her brother's best friend Moses leaves her with a secret to take to the grave

    Hairitage (Dir: Aisha Sanyang-Meek) Made in partnership with Random Acts, Bristol-based writer/filmmaker Aisha explores the politics of Afro hair through spoken word, revealing her experiences of mixed race heritage from childhood through to womanhood

  • 19:30 - 20:30 Networking

This event is programmed and produced by alumni from the BFI Film Academy Bristol, a programme that develops the next generation of filmmaking talent. Presented by Come the Revolution in partnership with Ujima Radio as part of

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These events are supported by Film Hub South West & West Midlands, part of the Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

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