STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) partner up with long-time collaborators Fade to Black Film Festival and the Mbari Group to present a series of feature-length films under the banner ‘Fade to Black Season – Generations‘.
Taking place over three Friday evenings, from November 25th, audiences can see films that in some way chronicle and examine how race relations have changed from the 1950s to the present day. There will be Q&As and talks alongside each film that will tap into current debates and discuss the political situation at hand. STUN Studio is the perfect venue for this, as one of Manchester’s few spaces dedicated to BAME film, theatre and current political debate. Fade to Black is Manchester’s only Black Film Club specialising in Black Films.
Friday December 9th
7pm – 10pm | STUN Studio at Z-arts
BOOK TICKETS (£7/5)
From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa, based on newly discovered archive material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late ’60s and ’70s, accompanied by text from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. Narrated by Lauryn Hill.
“Archival footage provides a damning indictment of European imperialism from the director of ‘The Black Power Mixtape.’”
”Concerning Violence is one of the best documentaries to hit this year’s Sundance. It also acts as an excellent companion piece to We Come As Friends, another great doc about imperialism in Africa that’s been playing the fest. It stands alone both as a work of history, sociology, psychology, and philosophy.”