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South London Premiere: African History of Sport - Sunday 29th April 2018

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Upstairs at the Ritzy Cinema

Brixton Oval

Coldharbour Lane

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Black History Studies in association with the Insitute of Black Culture, Media and Sport presents the South London Premiere of the 'African History of Sport' documentary.

"At least five thousand years ago, ancient Nile Valley African Civilisations KMT/Egypt, Nubia/Sudan, and Ethiopia, invented a 'Grand Philosophy' which they called several names, including Sewetwet and Sedjay Her.

For the peoples of the Nile, ‘Sewetwet’ and ‘Sedjay Her’, were the ultimate union of brain, brawn and spirit. They used them for pleasure, leisure, warcraft or military training, governance and foreign policy; and treated them on par with intellectual fields like: religion, law, medicine, natural sciences, art, and a combination of them all. Eventually, these activities became known and popularly practiced as Sport.

Today, few education systems in the world; if any, treat sport as a product of thought; for example, the British National Curriculum introduces sport to children, as PE or physical education. Ironically, sport involves all intellectual properties or characteristics; but is not treated academically by Primary and Secondary Schools.

Perhaps, this is because the ‘Grand Philosophy of Sewetwet and Sedjay Her’ invented by Black Africans, did not survive invasion and colonisation by Greeks; or colonisation and enslavement by Romans, Arabs and Western Europeans; all of whom destroyed the philosophical and spiritual premise of Sewetwet/Sedjay Her; and reduced them to physical activities for the brawny. This film revisits scenes of ancient glory.

The African History of Sport was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.


Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/258321289


THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO LEARN ABOUT AFRICAN HISTORY NOT TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS!!

This event will take place on SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 2018 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Doors open at 3.00pm.

The event will be held Upstairs at the Ritzy, Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG. The venue is not wheelchair accessible.

For location details and travel information, please go to https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Ritzy_Picturehouse


Admission will be FREE.


PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY.

SEATING IS UNRESERVED AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

Places for this event are limited so if you are interested in attending please reply as soon as possible to acknowledge your place.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so don't delay.

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed for historical record and uploaded to the World Wide Web. By attending and participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be filmed and waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image.


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