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Windrush Film Screenings: Art Assassins X Undocumented
Sat 22 Jun 2024, 2-5pm

A man stands laughing and looking to camera. He is wearing all black and a tie. Behind him is a large group of children.

Image courtesy Southwark Archives

Free, no booking required

Art Assassins x Undocumented present a screening of Big City Stories, a compilation of archive films contextualising Black London before, during and after the Windrush. It combines footage of significant public moments with home movie footage and fiction dramas of everyday life.

The Art Assassins worked with Tape Collective and participated in workshops at Southwark Archives, Black Cultural Archives, Southwark Heritage Centre and Elim House Community Association, learning about the role of archives and the agency we all have in documenting our lives.

This screening is organised in partnership with Undocumented, a project led by The New Black Film Collective and London’s Screen Archives. Undocumented seeks to address the lack of Black stories in London’s film archives through a public programme that includes practical, discursive and intergenerational activities and sessions.

SCREENING INFORMATION

Big City Stories is 90 min in duration and will be screened at 2pm and 3:30pm.

Content warning: The screening programme contains some archival footage, which has outdated representations of Black people and the use of racist language.

In partnership with Film London. Undocumented is delivered with the support of the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding