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Artist Film, Documentary, Drama, Short Films, Silent
This fascinating compilation provides a showcase of the various experiences of black Londoners over the last 100 years. Incorporating early silent films, newsreels, clips from feature films and television shows that put the spotlight on either the portrayal or concerns of black Londoners, including films produced by black directors. This collection is also enhanced with interviews and amateur footage to build a varied and multifaceted portrait. As well as addressing the issue of racial tension, this collection also highlights the cultural and intellectual contribution of black Londoners to the vibrancy of the capital city.
This compilation has not been certified by the BBFC. Into Film suggest it is engaging for ages 11-19.
A film guide that looks at Big City Stories (Primary) , exploring its key topics and themes through informal...
Groundbreaking 1960s drama about an idealistic new teacher arriving in a tough London school. Can he turn the kids around?
11+ years 103 mins
A compelling portrait of contemporary London, looking at the city's vast and varied history and how that has help construct its current identity.
14+ years 128 mins
A short British film exploring race relations in post-riots Notting Hill in the 1960s through the friendship of a little girl and boy.
7+ years 30 mins
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'Big City Stories' is a perfect film to help explore Black History Month, and we have film guides to go with it, for both Primary and Secondary.
Reading time 3 mins
Bringing the words of noted writer James Baldwin to life, we explore how documentary I Am Not Your Negro dissects the history of racial inequality in America.
Reading time 7 mins
A selection of films made by Black-British filmmakers or with a focus on the Black-British experience.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films12
Films for Primary and Secondary that celebrate identity and teach the importance of belonging and inclusion.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films30
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