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Black Europe - Paris Noir: Afri-American in the City of Light

AddressTown Hall Approach Road
CityLondon
AtBernie Grant Arts Centre
CountyLondon (GB085)
Date10/05/2018
Hours22:00
CategoriaEvents
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Town Hall Approach Road
London
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
London (GB085)
Tel 2018-05-10
Categoria Events

BLACK EUROPE ON FILM – EUROPE AND THE BLACK DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL is a programme of screenings curated by Black History Studies in partnership with the Bernie Grant Arts Centre celebrating the history and contributions of African people in Europe where their presence is significant but little known. The film festival will feature a selection of documentaries that document, examine and discuss stories from various parts of Europe and each session will end with an engaging post film discussion with audience members. BLACK EUROPE ON FILM – EUROPE AND THE BLACK DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL is a programme of screenings curated by Black History Studies in partnership with the Bernie Grant Arts Centre celebrating the history and contributions of African people in Europe where their presence is significant but little known.

The film festival will feature a selection of documentaries that document, examine and discuss stories from various parts of Europe and each session will end with an engaging post film discussion with audience members. Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light Thursday 10th May 2018 | Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light is the most comprehensive and compelling documentary existing on the remarkable migration of pioneering African Americans to France and the impact both cultures had on each other. Weaving stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s up to the German occupation of World WarII, Paris Noir is thought provoking storytelling that resonates in today's social and political climate. More than a historical documentary, Paris Noir reveals the beginning of worldwide assertion of African American culture. Directed, written and edited by critically acclaimed documentary filmmakers Joanne Burke and David Burke, Paris Noir blends rare photographs and archival footage, exciting period music, and insightful commentary by leading scholars and experts. Door open at 6.30pm. Film starts at 7pm Purchase your tickets from https://system.spektrix.com/berniegrantartscentre/website/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=16401

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A FEW OF THE FEATURED PEOPLE AND EVENTS •the much-decorated 369th Harlem Hellfighters Infantry Regiment and its sensational marching band that introduced jazz to France •the effervescent jazz world of 1920s Lower Montmartre •Josephine Baker who evolved from dancer into a decorated WWII French Resistance spy, and civil rights activist. •African-American artists showcased in prestigious art shows and galleries, unthinkable in the US. But while the African Americans were basking in their freedom, Afro-French colonial subjects found France far from a paradise. ​• the collaborations between Harlem Renaissance writers Langston Hughes and Claude McKay with the Martiniquan Nardal Sisters, Négritude Movement founders Aimé Cesaire and Léopold Senghor and other Diaspora writers. A short epilogue features post-WWII expatriatesWright,Baldwin, Miles Davis, Sidney Bechet and concludes with reflections on the situation of African Americans and Afro-French people in the France today.
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