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Phoenix

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4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
0116 242 2800 https://www.phoenix.org.uk/

October 2019

BHM Film: Claudine

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £9.20 30 tickets left

Director John Berry, English, USA, 1974, 92 min, 15 A landmark film starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones, Claudine, addresses the conundrums of the welfare system and challenges the notions of the ‘welfare queen’.  Claudine (Carroll) supports herself and her six children by working secretly as a maid, whilst garbage collector Roop attempts to win her affections and earn the trust of her children.

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Time and Judgement: A Diary of 400 Year Exile

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £9.20 29 tickets left

Dir: Menelik Shabazz, Documentary, UK, 1988, 84 min, TBC An overview of the African Liberation Movement over 400 hundred years, Time and Judgement narrates the tribulations and successes of people from the African diaspora, establishing a connection between biblical prophecy and the times we are living in. Through archival footage and creative film the film examines the lives of leaders such as Maurice Bishop, Walter Rodney, Jessie Jackson, Samora Machel, Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey and others.

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Every Cook Can Govern: The Life and Work of CLR James

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £9.20 30 tickets left

Directors Ceri Dingle and Rob Harris, Documentary, UK, 2016, 121 min, TBC Interweaving never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with personal contributions from those who knew him and astute historical and political analysis from leading scholars of his work. Exploring issues from colonialism to cricket, the film looks at the life of a pivotal historian, journalist and socialist.

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Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work and Catch a Fire

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work Dir Cheikh Djemai, Algeria/France, 2001, 52 mins., in French and Arabic with English subtitles, TBC Frantz Fanon, was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. Embittered by his experience with racism in the French Army, he gravitated to radical politics, Sartrean existentialism and the philosophy of Black consciousness known as negritude. The film traces the short and intense life of one of the…

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