Film: Paris Noir

10 May

This doc explores the history of African-American writers and artists who settled in Paris

Paris Noir: African-Americans in the City of Light is the most comprehensive and compelling documentary existing on the remarkable migration of pioneering African-Americans to France and the impact both cultures had on each other.

Weaving stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s up to the German occupation of World War II, Paris Noir is thought-provoking storytelling that resonates in today’s social and political climate. More than a historical documentary, Paris Noir reveals the beginning of worldwide assertion of African-American culture.

Directed, written and edited by critically acclaimed documentary filmmakers Joanne Burke and David Burke, Paris Noir blends rare photographs and archival footage, exciting period music, and insightful commentary by leading scholars and experts.

Trailer: Afr


Black Europe on Film

Black Europe on Film is a programme of screenings curated by Black History Studies in partnership with the Bernie Grant Arts Centre celebrating the history and contributions of African people in Europe where their presence is significant but little known. The film festival will feature a selection of documentaries that document, examine and discuss stories from various parts of Europe and each session will end with an engaging post film discussion with audience members.

Tickets: £8 early bird and £10 on the door

Thursday, 23rd of September @ 8:47am Sold out