Computer games are making more money than some movies nowadays (C.O.D sales have topped $10 Billion so far, the Avengers movie made $1.5 billion) Producers and actors are increasingly selling stories to millions of eager consumers using this format but what sort of stories are being told ? We already know that film is an extremely powerful medium which often contains blatant and hidden messages. So how do these cinematic, high defintion, interactive video games relate to Black people and their history ? Are they a help or a hindrance ?
In this interactive presentation we will cover:
The Military Industrial Complex. What it is and how it works
Radicalisation via gaming: War as Culture and the Culture of War
Propaganda and recruitment at the movies, then and now
Brainwashing the youth: London, Somalia, Nigeria, Haiti
Racism and Africa in the video gaming industry
Examples of Real politics disguised as Fantasy
Black Scientists and Inventors
Captain America 2 broke box office records and introduced us to a new Black superhero. However this movie owes a great deal to some shocking African-American history. Like blockbusters such as Captain Phillips, where factual history is turned on its head ( the reason Somalis began hijacking European/US ships was due to such ships dumping toxic and nuclear waste into Somali waters resulting in human birth defects) some facts are missing for the sake of entertainment. Building on our previous movie breakdowns and presentations ( African Superheroes Day, X Men, Planet of the Apes ) We present a forensic breakdown on the imagery and hidden black history in this latest superhero instalment. We will cover
History of Black Superhero the Falcon
The hidden Civil Rights connection
The Black Panther Links
Black War veterans, WW2 to Vietnam
How Hollywood perverts history via movies like Captain Phillips, Act of Valor,Top Gun, Transformers, Lone Survivor and others
The Military Industrial Complex
Disney vs Marvel on Race and Representation
Queen Nzingha Lecture 28. Fibroids. Women of African descent suffer far more from fibroids than white women but mainstream agencies have failed to highlight information on this topic.
Fibroids are more common in Black women than white women with Black women being more likely to develop multiple, larger and more aggressive fibroids. With this in mind it is important that black women are empowered with accurate reliable information about fibroids including prevention and treatment options.
In this lecture Abi Begho, founder of The Lake Foundation, will provide an overview of fibroids discussing what fibroids are, symptoms, risk factors and prevention.
Abi Begho is the Founder of The Lake Foundation a charity that
Comedians often use history as part of their material. In this interactive session we piece together a visual tapestry of the best historical comedy from great known and unknown comics from the 1960's to now We will also place their comical observations on a historical timeline of international struggle for African equality and show how comedy can be educational. Be prepared to laugh your head off and learn about world history at the same time.