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Black History Studies presents 'The Black Market Film Festival
Saturday 3rd December 2022 from 12pm - 9pm @ Parkview Academy
The 18th Black Market Film Festival is an event to showcase, expose and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community and to provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community. Curated by Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies, this event has been running since October 2012.
The aim of the event is to:Showcase and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the communityIncrease the exposure of Black cultural and creative sector's participation in the wider communityTo provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community.To raise the awareness of the importance and relevance of increasing your personal financial literacy and the benefits of developing and adopting an enterprising lifestyle.
We will have over 40 stalls showcasing African Arts Crafts, Jewellery, Fashion, Skincare, Hair Care, Food, Books, DVDs, Toys much more!
There will be educational and interactive presentations on Financial Literacy and film screenings for all the family. Children activities and more...
UK Premiere: My People are Rising (2017) by Rafael Flores
In an era of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. In "My People Are Rising", he traces the course of his own radicalization, and that of a generation. Through his eyes, we witness the courage and commitment of the young men and women who rose up in rebellion, risking their lives in the name of freedom. "My People are Rising" is an unforgettable tale of their triumphs and tragedies, and the enduring legacy of Black Power.
The United States government attempted to institutionally dismantle the Black Panther Party and was complicit in the assassination of several Black Panther leaders. In the midst of the chaos, Seattle Black Panther Captain, Aaron Dixon, fought hard to preserve his own life while trying to establish a community movement in a region where white politics dominates even today. Once called upon by Huey Netwon to return to Oakland to protect the headquarters of the party, Dixon learned lifelong lessons that came to be essential in organizing political groups outside of California.
'My People Are Rising' is a documentary based on the autobiography of a 19-year-old Seattle Black Panther captain named Aaron Dixon. The film traces his politicization and journey to Oakland as he fights alongside a generation of young people frustrated with injustice. Through his eyes, we witness: the early forming of the party, the COINTEL PRO operation, the election of the first Black mayor of Oakland, the rise of the first female leader of the party, and the fall of Huey Newton as tried to run Dixon out of the party. 'My People are Rising' is an unforgettable tale of their triumphs and tragedies, and the enduring legacy of Black Power.
North London Premiere: The Rumba Kings (2021) by Alan Brain
The Rumba Kings is a joyous exploration of the liberating power of music. In the 1950s, when the Democratic Republic of the Congo was still under harsh Belgian rule, a generation of Congolese musicians decided to use popular music to fight colonial oppression. They fused traditional African rhythms with Afro-Cuban music to create the musical genre known as Congolese Rumba, an infectious groove that provided a space of freedom and resistance.
After its birth, the electrifying Congolese Rumba beat never stopped. Congolese Rumba carried the country through its quest for independence, producing the most famous African independence anthem ever created, captivating the continent with its mesmerizing guitar sounds, and forging the identity of an entire nation.
Through original interviews, music recordings, archival footage, and never-before-seen live music performances, The Rumba Kings is the journey of the sound that gave Africa its own musical stars such as Franco Luambo OK Jazz, Grand Kallé African Jazz, and Dr. Nico African Fiesta Sukisa. The Rumba Kings is not only a musical ride but also an emotional experience about how music can break barriers, heal wounds, and bring hope.
Sit back, press play, pump up the volume and meet The Rumba Kings. Because Congo’s real treasure does not lie underground.
TICKETS: Any profits from the Black Market and Film Festival will go towards funding future events as we are SELF FUNDED and strive to be self-sufficient.
Our economic empowerment and liberation is OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
We have limited number of Early Bird Tickets available at £8.00.
After they have gone, tickets will be £10.00.
Tickets will be £15.00 on the door.
Children under 16 and Elder's over 60 are FREE
The event will be held at West Green Learning Centre @ Parkview Academy, West Green Road, London, N15 3QR.
FREE Parking all day!
The venue is wheelchair accessible and family friendly.
By Train: Seven Sisters Underground Mainline Rail Station (from Liverpool St) and Tottenham Hale Underground Mainline Rail Station (from Liverpool St).
By Tube: Seven Sisters (Victoria Line) and Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly Line)
By Bus: Numbers 41, 67, 230, 341 pass nearby the entrance. We advise that you get off at a stop near Black Boy Lane on West Green Road.
By Car: Free parking available, accessed via Langham Road or free on street parking along Black Boy Lane
WANT A STALL AT THE BLACK MARKET FILM FESTIVAL?
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO EXHIBIT FROM 12PM - 9PM. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO EXHIBIT FOR THE WHOLE EVENT, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US.
Stall enquiries via email only to email@example.com
No food vendors.
Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed. This event is being filmed for display, distribution, and broadcast, including on television and the World Wide Web. By attending and participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be filmed and waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image.