BFI Southbank brings as part of its exciting new major season in September and early October BLACK AND BANNED showcasing work by and about the African diaspora, all of which was subject to varying forms of censorship; BLACK AND BANNED also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games, where athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos enacted a silent protest for civil rights, and a special event with Tommie Smith in conversation on Tuesday 9 October will commemorate this globally significant event. Running from Saturday 1 September – Tuesday 9 October, BLACK AND BANNED: THE FILMS YOU WEREN’T ALLOWED TO SEE will offer audiences a vital insight into the wide range of films, TV documentaries and dramas by and about the African diaspora that were subject to censorship of some form.
Here are the full listings of BLACK AND BANNED: THE FILMS YOU WEREN’T ALLOWED TO SEE
· TUE 4 SEP, 18:20 – TALK: Black and Banned: Season Introduction
· THU 6 SEP, 19:00 – TALK: Free Speech ‘Punch Up’!
· MON 10 SEP, 18:10 – SCREENING + DISCUSSION: Save the Children Fund Film (Ken Loach, 1971)
· SAT 15 SEP, 13:00 – TALK: Black, British, Banned!
· SUN 16 SEP, 17:15 – SCREENING + Q&A: Home Again (Sudz Sutherland, 2012) / Onstage: Kunle Olulode, director of Voice4Change and Patrick Vernon, activist and commentator
· TUE 9 OCT, 18:10 – SCREENING + Q&A: Winnie (Pascale Lamche, 2017) / Onstage: director Pascale Lamche
· TUE 9 OCT, 20:30 – SCREENING + Q&A: Black Power Salute (BBC, 2008) / Onstage: Athlete Tommie Smith in conversation with Kunle Olulode, director of Voice4Change
The programme is part of BFI Southbank’s ongoing AFRICAN ODYSSEYS series, follows on from the BFI’s major 2016 season BLACK STAR, which sought to champion work by black actors. Titles being screened will includeKen Loach’s banned documentary