Throughout October for Black History Month, we will be screening short films in the City Eye Hub Room. Starting on 4 October, we have a fascinating programme of seven short documentaries. The programme runs for just under an hour, and consists of the following films.
30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone)
By Anna Cady and Em Cooper, 2013
The story of the ten-year battle to achieve fair representation for women in the governance of Sierra Leone is revealed to us with passion by three extraordinary women from diverse backgrounds.
Southampton: the Blackness
By Olu Rowe and Don John with City Eye, 2021
Commissioned by Mayflower400 Southampton, this 10-minute film tells the stories of 5 people and events with an African/Caribbean background that have impacted on the city of Southampton.
Letters to Britain
By Rosie Baldwin, 2018
Letters to Britain witnesses a group of people aged between 80-100 writing letters to the younger generation of Britons today.
Barry the Beekeeper
By Ikram Ahmed, 2021
An intergenerational documentary that follows Barry, a Jamaican-born beekeeper who has been the heart of his local community in Liverpool for over 20 years.
A Windrush Nurse
By Cameron Tait, Amber Tolley, Matteo Armezzani and Emily Cardew, 2013
Beverley Dowdell tells her story of coming from Jamaica to work and study as a nurse in Southampton as part of the Windrush Generation.
You Are Not Alone
By Jane Labous and Shona Hamilton, 2019
You Are Not Alone documents the intimate confessions of two very different Senegalese women in a unique African setting where science and superstition, tradition and modernity, religion and divine faith blend into the contemporary culture.
The Ebony Rockers Mural
By Richard David, 2022
'THE EBONY ROCKERS MURAL' is a 15 minute short film chronicling the career of Southampton Reggae band, EBONY ROCKERS.