African Animations Forum 

Saturday 20th August 6.30-9pm

Venue: Near Walthamstow tube

Register your attendance by email or phone:     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
or 07939 540 826 or 020 8509 7598. Contribution £6.00

This is separate to and different from African Superheroes Day..

Two hours of non stop cartoons combined with a black history quiz . Educational  fun for adults and kids alike. Cartoons include:

Afroman: Kwame lives in New York but has been given superpowers by the ancient Egyptian Auset. He has to recharge his superpowers by studying history and must use them to fight the Media Monster

Cabel an African village woman has her  children kidnapped by Aliens, she becomes a super-soldier and with her secret weapon  goes off to outer space to rescue them.

Bino and Fino: produced in Nigeria this brother and sister live in the city and find out about colonialism, african food and culture in their adventures. 

Anansi the spider gets into trouble after betting the Elephant that he's stronger,

Plus 6 other cartoons from all over the world with positive images of black people

Plus Captain America's Black History ! : The audio visual breakdown


'Had the best time  today at the Images of Black Women/Black History Walks animation forum..(that being my realm)  totally inspirational and encouraging. All my siblings had a great time, fantastic, as I was going to give it up so thank you! ' Natalie Cooper


Hidden Colours: Secret History of Moors, Aborigines and Africans  plus Q & A Sun 21 August 3.30-6pm

Roxy Bar and Screen 128-132 Borough High Street(next Sainsburys)

Tube: London Bridge £7.00 in advance here or £9.00 on the door


Hidden Colors is an astonishing, well researched documentary that broke records in America when released in April 2011. Its about the real and untold history of people of colour around the globe. It discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and Aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.  The film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncover such amazing facts  such as:

*The original image of Christ

*The true story about the Moors

*The original people of Asia

*The great west African empires

*The presence of Africans in America before Columbus

*The real reason slavery was ended and much more. Features Francis Cress Welsing produced by Tareeq Nasheed. Q & A with Louis Buckley director of Nubian Spirit

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To Sleep With Anger. Rated 12a

Sat 20 August 2-5pm

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo

African Odysseys at the BFI

Both written and directed by Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep) , this poetic masterpiece has the narrative complexity and rich characterisation of a novel. Danny Glover stars as Harry, an enigmatic and devilish drifter from the South, who visits an old friend in LA. Screening to complement African Remembrance Day (23 August Haitian Revolution), the film’s resonant storytelling raises questions about the abandonment of community and culture and the importance of connecting the past to the present. Film historian Jim Pines will introduce and discuss the film during the Q and A. See video clip here