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Tuesday 6 October 202018.30 to 22.30

Join us for the first film screening and discussion of Black History Month 2020

Jordan Peele’s Get Out is a modern classic in every sense. The genre-bending thriller won over 150 awards, including the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2018. It’s a film that works both as a clever subversion of horror tropes and a deeply powerful political piece, highlighting the ways in which American racism continues to plague the nation through its various manifestations and veiled disguises.

Fatherhood is a touching short film that uses poetry and tableaux to explore the oppressive structures and stereotypes that damage parental relationships in African-American communities.

Discussion will follow each film over zoom, a great space for discussing your ideas and engaging in productive debate. Alternatively, treat the discussion like a podcast and just sit back to listen to other students’ thoughts. These screenings will be an opportunity for UCL’s student community to engage with ideas regarding racial identity and racism over history as well as the present day.

No FilmSoc membership required and the event is free to attend.

The stream will be shared on the Film Soc streaming platform


 

Black History Month 2020 - Black Futures: The Future is Now

“This year, I chose the theme of ‘Black Futures: The Future is Now’ to consider how the past influences the future, how history and knowledge can be reclaimed, how we can make and imagine a liberated future for ourselves and how we can achieve justice.”

Sandy Ogundele
Black, Ethnic and Minority Students’ Officer