Still I Rise: The Maya Angelou Film Festival is a programme of screenings celebrates the life and work of world renowned and legendary author, poet, actress, professor, singer, dancer, playwright, director, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou who passed away at the age of 86 in May 2014.
Although best known as an author, poet and activist, Maya Angelou also acted and wrote for TV and film which is often forgotten. The films selected are films that feature Maya Angelou, are narrated by Maya Angelou or are written by or directed by Maya Angelou.
The film festival will feature a mixture of feature films, documentary and art house film. We will incorporate storytellers/spoken word artists, presentations, industry experts at each screening and facilitate engaging post film discussions with audience members.
On Saturday 12th September 2015, Black History Studies will screen 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)'
Film Rating: 15
Directed by Fielder Cook
This film adaptation of Maya Angelou's autobiography focuses on the author's extremely difficult youth. Young Maya (Constance Good) lives at her grandmother's in Arkansas. Life is hard for the little girl, but a truly dark turning point comes when she is raped by her mother's boyfriend (Paul Benjamin). After she identifies her rapist, her uncles murder him. Overwhelmed with guilt and confusion, Maya becomes mute for years, struggling all the while to come to terms with her trauma.
Featuring a performance by singer, songwriter, lyricist, actress, director and musician OneNessSankara
The screening will be followed by Q&A.
THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!
This event will take place on SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2015 from 6pm to 9pm.
Doors open at 5.30pm.
This event will be held at St Ann's Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station. On street parking. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby.
Admission will be FREE.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY.
Places for this event is limited so if you are interested, please reserve your free ticket.
Please note that this event will be photographed and videoed. By attending and participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image.
“This Film Festival Programme is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub
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Black History Studies
Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education.
We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies.
Check out our website www.blackhistorystudies.com