• Red film night presents, ‘Blacks Britannica’

  • Tue, 07-05-2019 at 19:30
  • George Hotel
    Land of Green Ginger
    HU1 2EA Kingston upon Hull
Red film night presents, ‘Blacks Britannica’ - George Hotel - Kingston upon Hull

THIS TUESDAY, don’t miss the opportunity to see the rare, often banned film!!Blacks BritannicaIntroduced by Councilor Aneesa AkbarThis remastered DVD release of David Koff's powerful 1978 film, Blacks Britannica, presents an analysis by Black intellectuals, grassroots community members and cultural acivists of racism in British history from the empire through the post-war economic crises. Its focus is on the resistance of the Black community to escalating attacks, both from organised fascist elements on the streets, by the police, and by successive British governments. The reaction to the film on both sides of the Atlantic was extremely dramatic: suppression, censorship and a US court case that lasted for more than 3 years. British government representatives said the film was 'dangerous', questions were asked in Parliament and campaigns were launched to defend Blacks Britannica. The film finally gained distribution from 1982 onwards by London's The Other Cinema, but by the mid 90s, all copies had suffered greatly from physical damage. Now digitally remastered, the film is more than just a historical document; the relevance of its analysis continues to resonate.