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.
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