Screening Rights (Midland’s Film Festival of Social Justice 2017)

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Film Camerasource: Screening Rights
published: October 2017

SRFF 2017, the Midland’s festival of Social Justice film and debate now in its third year, is taking place 26 October to 1 November 2017 at MAC birmingham. The line-up, as always, is impressive and award-winning directors, and their films, will be joining the festival from around the globe.

Screening Rights is Birmingham’s international festival of social justice film. The festival programme combines screenings of some of the most interesting and highly acclaimed new films with post screening discussions involving directors, producers, writers, activists and experts. Screening Rights aims to inspire and develop debate on the potential of film to affect personal, social and political change.

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BFI London Film Festival 2017

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Film Clapperboardsource: BFI London
published: October 2017

This year’s BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® will take place from 4-15 October 2017 in venues across London. It’s the first chance to see the best new films from around the world, with red carpet premieres as well as screenings in local cinemas.

The programme is packed full of gems, including:

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Director Dee Rees (Pariah) delivers a searing racial drama about two families – one white, one black – set in the Deep South in the 1940s. Continue reading

It’s back – StereoHype 2017 (First Event)

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source: StereoHype
published: 20 September 2017

StereoHype returns for a series of events at The MAC that explore mental-health and wellbeing in African and Caribbean communities through art, performance and debate.

Professor Robert Beckford hosts our first event which features a screening of the award winning short film From Noya and our guests include writer and director Daniel Anderson with live performances from spoken word artists Dan Man and Jade Laurie Hart.

From Noya Summary:

Noya suffers with depression and has been battling with feelings of hatred towards her younger foster sister for a very long time. She also blames herself for the untimely death of their parents. Continue reading