Due to people reaching out and wanting to see the films we have added this screening of the short films and the recorded Q n A
On January 25th, 2021 four defendants appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court on charges arising from the toppling of the Colston statue at a huge Black Lives Matter demonstration on June 7th 2020. That toppling reflected the frustration of many about the continued memorialisation and honouring of the slave-trader Colston, despite years of campaigning to reveal the truth about Colston and his activities.
Black filmmakers have faced similar frustration and the screening will demonstrate the kind of talent the local film and television industry is only just beginning to wake up to. As well as video of the June 7th demonstration, it will include A Day To Remember on the Bristol Rising of 1980, CARGO’s Uprising and We Are Not The Virus, part of the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine series. All the film come via the Cube Cinema’s online audio-visual platform.
Anyone wanting to see the films please get a ticket to the Cube Cinema’s digital platform via local ticket agency Headfirst. They will receive a link enabling them to see the films on January 28th.
“The film and television sector in Bristol …faces significant challenges about its lack of diversity. Representation of black and minority ethnic groups …is below the national average.”Go West! report 2017
FILMS start at 7.00 pm and finish at 8.30 pm:
Felling of Colston – Arthur Cauty
Under The Bridge –Director- Shawn Sobers
We Are Not The Virus – Michael Jenkins
A Day To Remember –Director Rob Mitchell; Producer – David Parker
What Are Your Plans –Josephine Gyasi
Uprising – Director Lawrence Hoo, produced by CARGO
This Hair Is Beautiful – Akousa Lune
Carnival Time Again – Cleo Lake
Colston Must Fall – A Historic moment for Bristol
8.40 pm: Q & A recorded from Monday’s panel discussion, featuring Lawrence Hoo, Michael Jenkins, Josephine Gyasi and Rob Mitchell – chaired by Councillor Cleo Lake.