Images of Black Women Film Festival in London

It features women of African descent in cinema

This weekend (8th – 10th April) marks 2011’s Images of Black Women Film Festival, which looks at women of African descent in cinema.

Film ‘I Will Follow’ kicks things off, starring Blair Underwood, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Omari Hardwick. It chronicles a day in the life of a woman at a crossroads and the support she receives from the people who help her move past her struggles.

Also screening:

Filmmakers Forum

Four short-films featuring Destiny Ekaragha’s work, followed by discussion on how 21st century women influence their own representation in the media.

For Coloured Girls

Tyler Perry’s adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s award-winning stage performance poetry is out now on dvd, but if you’d like to see it in the big screen, this is your last chance. It stars Loretta Devine, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton & Whoopie Goldberg and will be followed by a spoken word live performance. 

Animation Forum

A series of short African animations from around the world featuring African heroes.

Afro Hair

Documentary revealing the significance and pride of African hairstyles before African slaves arrived in America. It also shows the cultural and social struggle that created today’s billion dollar black hair care industry..
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Chico & Rita

This animation about a love story captures a definitive moment in the evolution of 1940’s Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz.

For full programme events, date, time and booking details: www.imagesofblackwomen.com