Film Screening

Please join us for a free screening of Aiwan Obinyan’s new feature length documentary WAX PRINT: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History, followed by a Q&A with Director Aiwan Obinyan. Shown as Part of Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures exhibition programme. WAX PRINT: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History From…
The Battle of Algiers (1966) From ‘Yesterday’s Mujahiddin’ to today’s Postcolonial Classroom A screening and symposium at the University of Leeds Friday 4 May 2018 Hosted by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures (CWCDC) and the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam. The event is free and all are welcome. However, space is limited…
Finding Africa seminar series – Art and Ways of knowing in Uganda A screening and discussion of two short films developed in response to a workshop with artists and activists  Ruth Kelly  (CHR, York) & Director, Patience Nitumwesiga We are delighted to be opening our Theorising Africa session with a screening, discussion and interview with the Ugandan…
Darcus Howe (1943-2017) was perhaps the most prominent radical black journalist and activist in the post-war period in the UK. He opened the Mandela Centre on Chapeltown Road in Leeds in 1984. This event will discuss his legacy for international politics today. Darcus made a huge impact when he defended himself in court in 1971…
The black Trinidadian revolutionary historian and activist C.L.R. James campaigning in support of the people of Ethiopia in Trafalgar Square, 1935.   The Leeds premier of the film documentary Every Cook Can Govern: The life works & impact of C.L.R. James is being shown as part of the ‘Conversations in Black History’ seminar series. There…
Dept. of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds presents: The Killings of Tony Blair Film showing followed by audience discussion with George Galloway, Peter Oborne, Stephen Fry, Will Self, Clare Short, David Davis, Noam Chomsky, Craig Murray, Seamus Milne, Matthew Norman, Ken Livingstone. A meticulous documentation of […] the catastrophic and illegal…
Poverty, Inc – fighting poverty is big business – but who profits the most? Film Showing and discussion of Poverty, Inc The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been…
Leeds University Centre For African Studies and the Centre for Global Development host Amazulu The Children Of Heaven + Bafana Tuesday 27th Oct 6pm, Worsley Medical LT (7.35) Amazulu Velabahleke (Come with a Smile) High School in Umlazi township outside Durban may be the only school in the country that starts at 06h30am and finishes…
A festival of films by the Rainbow Collective film company, dealing with human resilience, economic development, exploitation, racism and resistance Hosted by Leeds University School of Media and Communication, Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures, Centre for African Studies, Centre for Global Development, Dept. of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Tuesday October 27th,…
Location: Conference Auditorium 2 LUCAS are delighted to announce the Leeds premiere of the documentary “Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend” on Wednesday 5th February at 4:30pm. The film charts the rise of Bob Marley and The Wailers to international stardom, and is made from footage shot in the early 1970s and lost for…