Black History Studies: 'Black & Cuba'

2016
  |  Book Tickets: 25/04/2016
  |  210 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Black History Studies: 'Black & Cuba' Film Poster

Synopsis

Brough to you by Black History Studies. Educating the community to educate themselves. Street-smart Ivy League students live as outcasts at their elite university. They come together to go to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. Award winning documentary 'Black and Cuba' follows street-smart students, who are outcasts at an elite Ivy League university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. While filming their poignant encounters with AfroCuban youth, breathtaking sites and moving hip-hop performances, the travellers confront realities behind myths of colour-blindness and social mobility. This edgy and artful documentary of their journey uncovers renewed hope for equality and human rights. 'Black and Cuba' is the feature film directorial debut of international human rights advocate and scholar Robin J. Hayes, PhD. Featuring Fidel Castro, Fred Hampton, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and Assata Shakur in rarely seen footage. A discussion will follow the screening. Doors 8pm, film 8.30pm. Tickets: £8 Visit: Upstairs Facebook Page Please note: After 8pm, the Upstairs bar is for over 18's only.

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