Special Screening of Diaspora Diaries

Special Screening of Diaspora Diaries

Creative Fruits in partnership with Punch & The Drum present a preview of screening Diaspora Diaries, an informative and factual documentary produced & directed by Robert “Beyonder” Asare (a well respected and award winning educator, multimedia and spoken word artist) that uniquely focuses on the authentic voice of Africans of the Diaspora in the UK as he explore what key questions such as “What is the African Diaspora?”, “How did it come about?” and “What does the future hold for the Diaspora?”.

The screening will take place on Sunday 17th June from 6 pm to 8.30 pm at The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU

Beyonder, making his directorial début, gets to the heart of the matter in this documentary by giving Africans the opportunity to express themselves in their own words about their own lives in the UK. The narrative underpining Diaspora Diaries gives an insight into the personal lives and experiences of the contributors, where they tell us about their countries of origin, how these countries are interconnected with Europe and how this (and colonialism) has affected and continues to affect their lives in the UK.

Giving first hand testimony , the documentary features a rich and diverse range of contributions from Afrogroov’s DJ Eric ‘Karengera’ Soul (Rwanda), Fashion designers Gisella & Janet Asante, Gisella Boutique (Tanzania), Writer & Poet Tuggstar (Ghana), Makeda Coaston (USA) and the captivating Mr Derek Reece (Barbados) to name just a few. Dr Hassan Arero (Head of Anthropology, Horniman Museam, Kenya) and Dr Hakim Adi (Senior Lecturer Middlesex University).

This documentary is for you if you have wondered about what the African Diaspora is, and would like an insight into how modern day Africa arrived in its present state of partitioning which feeds its associated instabilities. Pulling no punches this is a powerful documentary and one which stimulates a dialogue that continues to be socially, culturally and educationally relevant.

Following the screening a Director’s Q & A as well as a discussion led by a special guest will be held.

For further details on this unique event please contact cynthia@punch-records.co.uk

Region: All
Start Date: 17/06/2007
End Date: 17/06/2007
Start Time: 18:00
Venue: The Drum
Venue Address: 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham
Website: http://www.bassfestival.co.uk
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Cynthia Torto
Phone: 0121 224 7444