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Black History Walks: African Superheroes Day


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  • SO Sold Out
  • BB Bringing up baby
  • KC Kid's Club
  • DF Dementia Friendly
  • CC HOH Subtitled
  • SB Subtitled (Foreign Film)
  • 150mins | BBFC Rating: (PG)

African Superheroes Day plus Q&A Thursday 2nd June 12pm

Many artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics, there's a lot more than just Black Panther. This animation festival for 6–60-year-olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons and authentic black history which tell tales of, Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more.

This is an interactive 2.5-hour presentation consisting of short clips of films/cartoons of black history and comics knowledge.

Spirit of the Pharaoh graphic novel, books and merchandise will be available. A great way to spend half term, learn real history and discover scores of African/Caribbean superheroes and comics.

This is part of Phoenix Family Fun Films. This 6-month initiative curated by Black History Walks features fantastic, child centred African/Caribbean film content designed to rectify the severe lack of such images on the big screen. Black History Walks has also curated the African Odysseys film programme at the BFI for the last 15 years

This programme is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience

Network, funded by the National Lottery.