Africadelic2023: 400 Years: Taking the Knee
On Saturday, May 27, the 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 continues in film theatre 𝗥𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗼 with the Dutch premiere of 𝟰𝟬𝟬 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀: 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗲𝗲 (Episode 1). This powerful documentary shows a diversity of Black resistance heroes in the UK and US who have struggled against oppression and racism over the past four centuries and up to the present day. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with historian 𝗠𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗻-𝗔-𝗝𝗼𝗻𝗴 and poet and human rights activist 𝗝𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗶𝗲, moderated by 𝗔𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗮 𝗔𝘄𝗲𝘁𝗵𝘂! (University of Color), about Black resistance heroes in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean throughout the centuries.
𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗰𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝘅 𝗥𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗼: 𝟰𝟬𝟬 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀: 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗲𝗲 (𝗡𝗟 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝗿𝗲)
Date: Saturday May 27, 2023
Time: 17:00 hrs
Location: Rialto (De Pijp)
Title: 400 Years: Taking the Knee
Director: Dominic Saville
Country: United Kingdom
Length: 40 min
Extra: Aftertalk with 𝗠𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗻-𝗔-𝗝𝗼𝗻𝗴, 𝗝𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗶𝗲 and 𝗔𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗮 𝗔𝘄𝗲𝘁𝗵𝘂! (moderator) about Black resistance heroes in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean over the centures (in Dutch)
𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀 𝟰𝟬𝟬 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀: 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗲𝗲
In 𝟰𝟬𝟬 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀: 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗲𝗲, writer and BBC radio presenter Dotun Adebayo narrates the many stories of black resistance to oppression. From the Jamaican national hero Nanny of the Maroons to the NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the documentary celebrates individuals who fought and struggled against injustice, and discusses the impact of these heroic figures. 𝟰𝟬𝟬 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀: 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗲𝗲 begins with first years of the European slave trade but fundamentally focuses on the individuals who fought and struggled against colonialism, slavery, and their legacies. Insisting on the importance of individuals and their ability to resist historical conditions – to shoulder burdens and to break down walls – it covers five centuries of intertwining British and American histories. The first episode, the one that we will be screening tonight, investigates the different struggles in the gradual labour of breaking down the system of slavery. It looks to the violent resistance that occurred within the Atlantic system, inspiring defiance, and fracturing the machine piecemeal, but also to the literary and political organising in the abolitionary process.
Africadelic is an annual festival on and around International Africa Day (May 25) celebrating the creativity, diversity and resilience of Africa. The Africadelic Festival is an ode to the African continent and its worldwide diaspora, and features a showcase of the cultural riches and the impacts that Afrodescendants, i.e. people of African descent, have on global culture and society. From May 24-31, 2023, the festival offers another week full of concerts, films, talks and other engaging events, including this premiere screening of 𝟰𝟬𝟬 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀: 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗲𝗲 in 𝗥𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗼.