Films belong to those who need them - fragments from the history of Black British Cinema

This year, we want to spotlight and celebrate the history of Black British screen culture: a wide and diverse filmography that has been largely overlooked and undervalued in film discourse. We want to find connections between past and present, to spark a conversation about how this work resonates with contemporary filmmakers and artists, and how it can inspire and inform the ways in which we conceive our own communities.

With such an abundant and complex body of work, we present programmes curated by people who inhabit this history through their own work, their existential pursuits, and their curiosity and care, with works by voices that could multiply and intersect. 

This is the beginning of an ongoing series that we want to bring back in the following editions, as a place for reframing history and building access.



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