Race, Racism, & Resistance on Film



Are you a student interested in current debates on race, film and broadcast media?

As part of the Generation 3.0 project, which aims to end racism within a generation, Runnymede is organising a series of free lectures and panel debates on of race and racism on our cinema and television screens.

The team will be in each city for one evening only, and each event has been tailored to the specific local histories of the host city. Help yourself to free refreshments from 5.30pm before enjoying a lecture delivered by an expert in representation of Black African, Caribbean and Asian People on screen. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion featuring notable public figures.

South and City College Birmingham, Friday 30 November, 5.30 – 8pm

Our featured lecturer in Birmingham is Dr Rajinder Dudrah, Director of Centre for Screen Studies, Head of Dept of Drama at Manchester University and author of Bhangra: Birmingham and Beyond. Join panellists Sima Gonsai of Tequesta Media and Khaliq Meer, Assistant Editor at BBC Audio & Music and the Asian Network. The debate will be chaired by Dr Rob Berkeley, Runnymede Director.

These events have been organised with the support of the BBC, BFI, Media Trust, Black Cultural Archives, North West Film Archives, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Punch Records.

To book your free ticket, go to www.runnymedetrust.eventbrite.com or email ojeaku@runnymedetrust.org for more information

Other locations:

London South bank University, Keyworth Centre, Monday 3 December, 5.30 – 8pm

In London our featured lecturer is Imruh Bakari. He is a filmmaker, Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester, where he lecturers in Film & Media Studies and co-curator of Big City Stories, an archive film compilation charting the African-Caribbean presence in London.  Panellists include Riz Ahmed – invited (Ill Manors), Himesh Patel (EastEnders) and Victoria Ijeh (BFI film-maker). The debate will be chaired by Dr Rob Berkeley, Runnymede Director.

Chorlton High School, Manchester, Tuesday 4 December, 5.30 – 8pm

Join us in Manchester where our guest lecturer will be Karen Gabay, an award winning independent film maker who has made films documenting Manchester’s heritage and also African/Caribbean heritage. Karen is also a TV executive at ITV and BBC radio presenter. Panellists include Chris Bisson – Invited (East is East) and Martin Harding, ex-Superintendent of Greater Manchester Police, and a founding member of the National Black Police Association. The debate will be chaired by Dr Rob Berkeley, Runnymede Director.