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.
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 (Ill Manors), Himesh Patel (EastEnders) and Victoria Ijeh. Victoria has an MA in Producing Film and TV. She has made several short films and documentaries including the award winning Sickle Cell aired on BBC 2. 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.
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.