The Women in Activism Film Festival, co-presented by Black History Studies and the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, is a programme of screenings to hightlight the variety of work, experiences and achievements of black women around the world and through history. The screenings will focus on four women over four weeks featuring a mixture of feature films and documentaries. We will incorporate presentations and facilitate engaging post-film discussions with audience members.
Friday 5th May - 7:30pm
The Supreme Price
Director Joanna Lipper elegantly explores the struggle for women's rights in Nigeria.
Friday 12th May - 7:30pm
The biography of South African singer Miriam Makeba who was driven into exile after fighting back against apartheid.
Friday 19th May 2017 - 7:30pm
The Amazing Nina Simone
The unknown story of one of America's great musical geniuses.
Friday 26th May 2017 - 7:30pm
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
Described as 'a lion in literature's forest' by her friend Maya Angelou, Sonia Sanchez is a poet and activist with a decades-long career in the struggle for equal rights.