We are very pleased to announce that Stand Up to Racism – North East will celebrate Black History Month by hosting a double-bill of documentary film screenings on Saturday 23 October at Culture Lab in Newcastle University. The events starts at 5pm.
We will be screening the award-winning short film ‘The Felling of Colston‘ (2020 / 10mins) by Arthur Cauty, about the magnificent toppling of the Colston statue in Bristol in the summer of 2020. This will be followed by a rare screening of ‘The People’s Account’ (1986 / 50 mins), a hard-hitting account of police racism in the 1980s, with first person testimonies of the Broadwater Farm uprising which was sparked by police shootings of innocent black women.
The event will include an introduction by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein – who has edited the recently launched booklet ‘African Lives in Northern England’ and is a member of Culture Against Racism, North East of England African Community Association and Stand Up to Racism – North East. And the screening will be followed by a Q&A session on ‘From Broadwater Farm to Black Lives Matter: the fight against racism’ with an anti-racist activist from Tottenham.
Stand Up To Racism NE are grateful to the filmmaker Arthur Cauty and to the London Community Video Archive for their support in giving permission to show the films.
Tickets to the event are free, although donations are of course welcome.
Stand Up to Racism – North East understands the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities and has continued to campaign for an independent inquiry into this throughout the pandemic. As a result, we have reduced the numbers of tickets for the venue to ensure social distancing will be maintained. Hand sanitiser will be available, as will face masks.
We are asking that attendees please bring and wear a mask for during the screening, unless exempt, to ensure we can protect those most vulnerable to Covid-19.