Black Power Mix Tape - film screening
WhenSaturday 25 February 2017
Doors open 13:30 - film starts 14:00
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Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG
We will screen Black Power Mix Tape (2011) a unique, powerful documentary using recently unearthed archive footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the US edited together with a contemporary narration.
The film is being screened to discuss and promote the national anti-racism demonstration in London on March 18 backed by the TUC to bring together people from across all walks of life to challenge racism. Tackling racism has become one of the key concerns of the last year following the spike in hate crime after the EU referendum, the election of Donald Trump as US President and the growth in support for the far-right across Eurblackpowerope.
Branch member Amitt Bhatt will also talk about his campaign in seeking asylum in the UK after fleeing India after his journalistic activities, and specifically his investigations into government corruption, put him under threat. Amitt is supported by branch and the National Union of Journalists nationally. The lack of safety for journalists in India is a serious concern to the NUJ, our sister unions in the country and the International Federation of Journalists. Amitt’s journalistic activities would make him particularly vulnerable given the current situation in India.
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