THIS SCREENING IS CANCELLED. We’re very sorry but the streaming programme we use is playing up tonight. We’ll have it sorted for the next one. Apologies again for this, it’s a fantastic film that I’d recommend for everyone to watch and am so dissapointed that we couldn’t have a zoom to discuss it. We might try to reschedule this for another time in October, so keep an eye on our socials.
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Discussion will follow each film over zoom, a great space for discussing your ideas and engaging in productive debate. Alternatively, treat the discussion like a podcast and just sit back to listen to other students’ thoughts. These screenings will be an opportunity for UCL’s student community to engage with ideas regarding racial identity and racism over history as well as the present day.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-75 uses archive footage captured by a Swedish news team in the US during this turbulent period in the history of American racial equality. The framing of the notable events and figures through the eyes of a non-American group of filmmakers gives startling insight into the climate in the USA at the time and allows for revealing contrasts to Europe. This is a film that is highly valuable in understanding the political and philosophical arguments that underpinned the black power movement and the conflict within it over the use of militant tactics. It also features some deeply thought-provoking words from the likes of Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael.
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