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TNB BHM 2013 is the third year of The New Black Film Festival during Black History Month, and we are proud to be collaborating with Birkbeck, University of London, to bring you this exciting programme of titles from the African diaspora in partnership with Nusho (Nu Social Health Organisation).
We will also be running art, culture and heritage events before the screenings. Find the latest details on the TNB BHM 2013 website.
Thursday 3 October, 8.00
Four barbers, four lives, one story: THE FADE is an intimate portrait of four Afro barbers across the world over seven days.
Thursday 10 October, 8.00
THE STUART HALL PROJECT
Free event including film screening, talk and discussion with Birkbeck lecturer Mike Berlin. Those already familiar with Stuart Hall will be fascinated by his recollections and reflections, while newcomers will leave the cinema hungry to find out more about the great man and his work.
Friday 11 October, 7.00
Newham Bookshop presents Sister Souljah
The American hip-hop generation author, activist, recording artist and film producer Sister Souljah, in conversation with Yvette Edwards, talking about her bestselling books.
Thursday 17 October, 8.00
WHO NEEDS A HEART
Free event including film screening, talk and discussion with Birkbeck lecturer Anthony Joseph. John Akomfrah’s innovative and controversial documentary is inspired by the life and times of 1960s black revolutionary leader Michael X, self-styled leader of the Black Muslims in London and president of the Racial Adjustment Action Society.
Thursday 24 October, 8.00
Film screening, talk and discussion with The New Black. 'Hero' is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. 42 tells the story of two men – the great Jackie Robinson, and the trailblazing Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey – whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.
Thursday 31 October, 8.00
BROKEN ON ALL SIDES
Free event including film screening, talk and discussion with Birkbeck lecturer Eddie Brice-Jones. The USA has 25% of all the world’s prisoners but only 5% of the world’s population, and locks up a higher proportion of its racial and ethnic minorities than any other country (including South Africa at the height of apartheid). Matthew Pillischer’s hard-hitting documentary looks at racial inequities within the US criminal justice system and their devastating consequences.