This film was launched as a community resource during 2007 when the British government were promoting an inaccurate revisionist version of the 1807 Abolition of the ‘Slave Trade’ Act. Many were determined to ensure that Truth prevailed and fought back against the £20 million spent on state propaganda.
With contributions from community activists, project workers, teachers, historians and the business community, this documentary confronts the myths about British slavery, presents the true history of the Maafa and African resistance and examines the politics of the government’s bicentenary celebrations.
On Screen Contributors: Dr Abiola Ogunshola, emma pierre, Bro Hakim, Dr Hakim Adi, Henry Bonsu, Ms Serwah, Bro Omowale, Kwaku Bonsu, Kubara Zamani, Dr Kimani Nehusi, Bro Ldr Mbandaka, Michael Eboda, Onyeka, shaka Marday, Stephen Henry, Teleica Kirkland and Dr William Lez Henry.
Directed by Toyin Agbetu, 2007. Stars Hakim Adi, Henry Bonsu, Kwaku Bonsu.
This screening is organised by TheLeedsBlackFilm Club to honour Menilik Shabazz, black British film producer who passed away earlier this year.
Contributions : suggested minimum £5.