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Friday Night Films

Britain on Film: Black Britain

8.9.2017

Britain on Film: Black Britain (1901 - 1985)

Dir. Various / Cert. 12A / 91mins

Friday 8 September 2017 / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

 

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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. 

 

 

Genre: 

Documentary

 

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £6 (£4 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, and soft drinks.

 

Tickets can be purchased online or by telephoning the Information Desk on

01908 676 900.