'I AM AN AFRICAN' & 'BANG BANG in the Manor' Screening...


The critically acclaimed UK version of City of God, 'Bang Bang in the Manor' by Black film company RICE N PEAS will be screening at SOAS along with the London premiere of:

'I AM AN AFRICAN', a short documentary by rising film maker
Kwame Blackdon that takes a controversial look at the history behind the hostile relationship between the British Caribbean community and their African brothers.

The evening will also feature:- A Q+A session lead by Ishmahil Blagrove Jr (Producer and Founder of RICE N PEAS) and London born Ghanaian film maker Kwame Blackdon on the featured screenings and related issues.

'Bang Bang in the Manor' is a social investigation into the disproportionate levels of violence and murder suffered by the black community of Britain, this documentary identifies the failure of the British educational system, the breakdown of family units, and consumerism/capitalism as significant contributory factors into this phenomenon. With interviews from gunmen, underground arms dealers, drug users and victims of the violence, the film attempts to define the social environment which conditions and nurtures the desire to consume and destroy.
Filmed over six months, Bang Bang In Da Manor has been described as the most graphic and disturbing documentary ever made in Britain ...Press Release

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Khalili Lecture Cinema,
SOAS Russell Square Campus
Thornhaugh Street