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Caribbean UK Film Festival

28th – 29th November, 2009

An exploration of British Caribbean history from the mid tolate 1960’s.  The Caribbean UK Film Festival features some of the world’s top lecturers, filmmakers, historians, editors, actors, entrepreneurs, broadcastes, stylists, curators across two days, exploring and celebrating this fantastic genre.

Themes include Fashion, Youth, Culture, Music, Race, Sports all facilitated by two of Black Britain’s most popular male figures; actor Geff Francis – currently starring in the West End production of Shawshank Redemption, and the answer to the UK’s Black Oscars; filmmaker, producer and entrepreneur Charles Thompson.

Sponsored by:

British Film Institute
British Film Institute

Contributors through the union are Jim Pines: Lecturer and Author of the forthcoming book ‘Spike Lee – The Phenomenon’. 

More infamously known for his book ‘Black and White in Colour: Black People in British Television Since 1936’.  
Currently presenting a series of talks and screenings at BFI, Southbank on Spike Lee as part of the Fight the Power season Pines will Chair a debate around race and the experiences of Caribbeans in the mid to late 1960’s.
We are honoured to announce Horace Ové the Trinidadian born British filmmaker and writer is one of the first Black film-makers to emerge in Britain during the genre.  Ové’s 1987 film, Playing Away starring Norman Beaton, is one of his best works.  Throughout the weekend Horace Ové will sign and retail copies of the film, now on DVD release.
The Caribbbean UK Film Festival, aptly titled C UK FF screens a broad range of film content.  From features, to shorts, film clips and presentations the second annual event, held in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum the event forms the finale to the Beneath the Surface – Black Heritage Season.