Medical Apartheid: European Experiments on African Bodies 1810-2010

Saturday 25th June 4.00-7.00pm    


Venue: Near Walthamstow tube  

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A review of the scientific experiments and research performed on black
people to refine various  drugs and medical treatments for use with white people
This presentation will draw on Harriet Washington's book of the same name, various
documentation from World Wars 1/2, Aboriginal history,  Vietnam, US Prisons and Porton Down.

 This is a small venue (30 seats) be on time as event will start promptly

Presentation will cover:

*Radioactive People: North Africa and the Pacific
*Birth and Crowd Control: The South African Solution, Project Coast
*National Security Memorandum 200
*Vic Mackie and Congressional Inquiries
*The 'War on Drugs', Haiti and Jamaica

*The Mau Mau, Kenya and the Brixton Riots



The Battle for Algiers (Film and Masterclass)  

Sat 3rd July 2-5pm  (FILM)
Sat 31 July  11.15am (Masterclass) 
BFI Southbank,
Film on Sat 3rd July 2pm-5pm
In the 1950's France ran its own dirty wars in Algeria and Vietnam committing widespread atrocities against Asian and African people and abusing Muslims  (testing nuclear weapons on them for example) Jean Marie le Pen, the National Front Leader, was a paratrooper in Algeria. This films explodes the lies of the French 'civilising mission' in Africa and illustrates how long the 'war on terror' has been going on.
Masterclass on Sat  31 July  at 11.15am
Mamoun Hassan, former BFI Head of Production, will lead a scene-by-scene exploration of the film. He was responsible for devising and producing the acclaimed C4 series, Movie Masterclass. This interactive seminar will require prior viewing of Battle of Algiers, and tickets are available as stand-alone or in conjunction with Battle for Algiers.

urday  15th May 11.00am-2.00pm




Saturday 12th June 2.00pm-5.00pm

BFI Southbank

Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo

Adm: £5.00                0207 928 3232         Best to book in advance as this fantastic film is rarely seen on the big screen


An award winning film with an all black cast made in 1959 featuring a love story between two Africans in Brazil is almost as rare now as it was then. Based on the Greek myth of the same name this is  one of the most beautiful films you will ever see. The film  features the famous carnival and was the first movie to popularise the African-inspired Samba rythyms. Academy Award and Palme D'or winner this film was made just 4 years after Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and one year after the Notting Hill Riots
Followed by Q and A with Michael La Rose (George Padmore Institute), former mas-band leader and carnival historian, organiser and cultural activist will lead  a discussion about the roots of carnival and its massive contribution to our wider culture. After the screening there will be stalls in the delegate centre




 African Superheroes art by Neffera_Tiy_Maat_web 

Sunday 27th June 4.30-7.30pm

Lost Theatre

Wandsworth  Road , London SW8

£6.00 Entry: Best to book in advance Box office at link below 

Tube: Stockwell (10 mins walk) Northern and Victoria Lines    

Many  artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun, Plus updates on the coming Black Panther series, Q and A with animators and a special preview of the brand new live-action stage show, Spirit of the Pharaohs 





In the Land of the Free. Plus Q and A with director in association with Kush Films                    07961 977 749 

Tuesday 25 May 7.30pm doors open, 8.00pm films starts 
West Green Learning Centre, 268 West Green Road, Tottenham, N15 3RB

 Tube: Seven Sisters/Turnpike Lane. Bus 41,67,230,341 

Admission: £6.00

Narrated by Samuel L Jackson, this film is about  Black Panthers unfairly locked up for 37 years in Angola, the biggest prison in America,where organised rape gangs were just one of the methods of control. Built on the site of a former slave plantation, the 1,800-acre site holds more 5,000 prisoners, Angola took its name from the homeland of the enslaved people who used to work its fields, and still resembles a slave plantation today. Eighty per cent of the prisoners are African-Americans and, under the eyes of armed guards on horseback, they still work fields of sugar cane, cotton and corn, for up to 16 hours a day. The Black Panthers challenged this system.