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DREAMING WHILE BLACK

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for the short film programme DREAMING WHILE BLACK, curated by Tanatsei Gambura.

How it works

To watch the films:

Click here to buy the film programme via our screening platform partner Indy on Demand.
All films are priced on a Pay What You Can basis.

See Pay What You Can info below.

To join the Discussion:

Click here to register for the discussion via Eventbrite.
It’s free to attend, but registration is required.

The Films

This programme was curated by Tanatsei Gambura.

This program consists of a week-long screening of selected films, accompanied by a discussion-based event encouraging a participatory rather than passive viewing experience. It is diverse, subversive, experimental, imaginative, and historical in nature. It speaks to critical issues about the Black experience, pivoting around the notion that the future can only be dreamt into existence.

Through these films, the modes, frameworks, and possibilities of literal and figurative dreaming while Black will be explored. They collectively beg the questions: how do geopolitics influence different experiences of Blackness? Where and how is Blackness gendered? Can Blackness imagine communal spaces that transcend the violence produced by Western epistemologies? Should Blackness collaborate with, or resist institutions? What is the role of technology and new media in harnessing, erasing, fostering and dividing the collective Black experience?

WHAT DID YOU DREAM
Karabo Lediga | South Africa 2019 | Tswana with English captions | 20′

ÉMERGENCE
Clarissa Rebouças, Julie Bernier | Canada / Haiti 2018 | 7′

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A BLACK MAN
Jyoti Mistry | South Africa 2018 | English with captions | 6′

BLACK LADY GODDESS
Chelsea Odofu | USA 2020 | English with captions | 15′

Click here to download the programme notes with film synopses.

Content warnings: Discussion of sexual violence. Depiction of sex. Contains racial slurs.

We also provide an overview of content warnings for all our public screenings. Click here to download this overview.

Dates & Times

Film available on-demand from 19 April. Click here to buy.

Zoom Discussion:

Sunday, 25 April 2021
Start time: 4.30 pm, End time: 5.30 pm
Click here to register.

Pay What You Can

Tickets for films are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8. This means you can choose to get a ticket for free, or pay £2, £4, £6, or £8.

Tickets are available via Indy on Demand. The default ticket price is £8. If you need to pay less, you can enter a discount code. Use the following discount codes to pay what you can.

£6 – Weekender06
£4 – Weekender04
£2 – Weekender02
FREE – Weekender00

You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay

Details

Date:
April 25
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

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