Bristol Radical History Group presents
Mon 25 January // 19:00
Tickets: Tickets: Free/donations welcome
On the day of the first scheduled court appearance of the Colston 4, there will be a online film screening and conversations to provide a context for that event. January 25th, 2021 will see four defendants appearing at Bristol Magistrates Court on charges arising from the toppling of the Colston statue at a huge Black Lives Matter demonstration on June 7th 2020. That toppling reflected the frustration of many about the continued memorialisation and honouring of the slave-trader Colston, despite years of campaigning to reveal the truth about Colston and his activities.
7pm - Online Film Screenings
9pm - Online Conversations
Black filmmakers have faced similar frustration and the screening will demonstrate the kind of talent the local film and television industry is only just beginning to wake up to. As well as video of the June 7th demonstration, it will include A Day To Remember on the Bristol Rising of 1980, CARGO’s Uprising and We Are Not The Virus, part of the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine series. All the film come via the Cube Cinema's online audio-visual platform.
Anyone wanting to see the films please get a ticket to the Cube Cinema’s digital platform via local ticket agency Headfirst. They will receive a link enabling them to see the films on January 25th. Later that day at 9pm there will be on-line discussion with the filmmakers – Lawrence Hoo, Michael Jenkins and Rob Mitchell – chaired by Councillor Cleo Lake. A link to this event will be provided in advance.
“The film and television sector in Bristol …faces significant challenges about its lack of diversity. Representation of black and minority ethnic groups …is below the national average.”Go West! report 2017
Felling of Colston – Arthur Cauty
Under The Bridge - Director- Shaun Sobers
We Are Not The Virus – Michael Jenkins
A Day To Remember/Director- Rob Mitchell; Producer – David Parker
Uprising/Director – Lawrence Hoo, produced by CARGO
This Hair Is Beautiful – Akousa Lune
Carnival Time Again – Cleo Lake
Colston Must Fall – A Historic moment for Bristol