Beyond the Photo - Film Screening
Producer & Director Cathy Hassan
Beyond the Photo records individual stories of Black British lives in the 1970s. Personal experiences are linked by themes of a discriminatory police culture, winter of discontent, inhumane housing and the rising voices of disgruntled young black people, determined to break the cycle of poverty and systemic oppression.
Beyond the Photo explores the journey of one photo opening up to reveal social and historical narratives, from times when “Sons of Empire” gave rise to fears of a black invasion and to cultural and political awareness shaped by the US Civil rights movement and black liberation struggles. The documentary features interviews with family members of the Community leader, activist and feminist Olive Morris, and the writer, broadcaster and Civil rights activist Darcus Howe. Historian, Dr Robin Bunce, Homerton College, University of Cambridge offers valuable insights into the turbulent 1970s.
Powerful images by Al Vandenberg, Charlie Phillips, Neil Kenlock, Homer Sykes, Nick Hedges and other contributors, explore themes of London's social unrest: Black Power as an ideology and a movement in Britain; the Afro as a expression of black pride and heritage; and photography as a means of protest and a tool of representation.
After establishing herself as a major force amongst contemporary photographers, Cathy Hassan, founder of Burrogrande Films, expanded her work to include digital content, corporate videos, documentaries and making films that matter.
Screened in partnership with Fabrica and Legacy Film.
Doors open 19.00
Film at 19.30
Q&A with the Director afterwards
Tickets £5 or less
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Brighton, BN1 1AG