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Event: S.O.U.L Film Festival 2023 – London, UK

S.O.U.L Fest, an annual celebration of Black British talent in film and TV in partnership with ABFF Global, returns to BFI Southbank and Picturehouse Central for its fifth year, from Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September 2023. The UK’s answer to the American Black Film Festival, S.O.U.L. Fest will showcase a diverse line-up of


Written by Tom Pointon In 2010 I ran a one-day workshop at Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre entitled ‘Introduction to Black British Film’. Participants explored key concepts and ideas informing current debates around identity, belonging, nationhood and race by watching then discussing specific scenes from several key films. I aimed to

Film Review: Les Miserables

Audacious, powerful debut blends Afro symbolism with classic film language, provoking challenging questions about human social organisation. Written by Tom Pointon *Warning: The penultimate paragraph of this review contains a spoiler. A profoundly moving, hard hitting moral drama elevated beyond being another ‘banlieu’ film through the masterful use of cinematic

Blue Story: Wrong Point of Vue

Written by Oliver Taylor In the city of Birmingham, England, 13 and 14-year-old teenagers brawled inside Vue cinema while families queued to watch Frozen 2. Subsequently, showings of Blue Story were pulled by over 100 cinemas after Vue and Showcase Cinema banned the film, saying there had been several ‘significant

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