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BLACK stars ON the SILVER screen

Four days of Black films, documentaries and an introduction to Black cinema history course as part of the Fisheye Film Festival.

The Introduction to Black Cinema History course takes place from Tuesday 17th October – Thursday 19th October at Bucks New University.

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The aim of the course is:

To illustrate the long and illustrious history of *Black cinema from 1800’s to present day.

To equip participants with knowledge and understanding of the significance of Black cinema, regarding its impact, contributions, cultural significance and legacy.

To engage participants in debate about Black cinema history and current issues.

*Black in the context of this course includes people from the African Diaspora, African British, African-Americans and Black mixed-race heritage.

COURSE CONTENT

The course will focus on Black cinema introducing participants to African-American and Black British film. The course will cover the political, social and cinematic highlights from the 1800’s to present day; the birth of African-American cinema; the beginning of Black British cinema from the 1940’s to present day. How independent Black cinema has progressed and developed over the years; and the growth of Black film festivals, coupled with seminal and contemporary film screenings. The course sessions are delivered using practical exercises, quizzes, features on notable films, filmmakers, and cinema icons .

COURSE TUTORS

PAMELA ROBERTS FRSA award-winning creative producer, historian, author and playwright.

MENELIK SHABAZZ award-winning film director, producer and writer.

For further information and to book a place on the course contact www.fisheyefilmfest.uk

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