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TNB BHM 2015: Malcolm X - One Day in Smethwick
Thu 8 October 2015, 18:00 – 18:45 BST
A Black History Month screening courtesy of The New Black Film Collective’s ‘Civilised Cinema – The Fight for Equal Rights on Screen’
One Day in Smethwick by Steve Page collects previously unreleased footage of the activist in Smethwick, alongside current interviews with politicians, young people and members of the local community – who discuss why he came and how his influence is still evident today. Malcolm believed parts of Smethwick to be rife with racial conflict, fuelled by local and national politicians seeking election in the area. During his visit he drank in a local pub, walked down Marshall Street and gave several interviews. Nine days later, Malcolm X was murdered in Harlem, New York City.
THE NEW BLACK FILM COLLECTIVE is network of film exhibitors, educators and programmers spread across the regions in the UK. As part of our range of services, we host screenings that matter to the local community featuring international and domestic films of Black representation. www.tnbfc.co.uk
“Programme 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”