September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm£15
Thursday 4 September
Met Film School, Ealing Green.
5.00pm – 10.00pm: BUFF Awards Documentary Screenings
runtime: 4 hours 17mins + Q&A (4 documentaries)
Song for our People (Dir – Mustapha Khan, 55mins):
Song for Our People tells the story of an intriguing group of professional musicians who come together one day in a recording studio in Brooklyn to create a powerful new anthem to honour the perseverance of their African American ancestors. Featuring a who’s who of New York studio musicians and artists, the film is a celebration and testament to the power of collective action to create both art and social change.
ID Project – my Dominica Story (Dir: Richard Etienne, 57mins)
Filmmaker Richard Etienne travels to Dominica for the very first time, documenting his journey of discovery, of identity and learning the birthplace of his late father. Featuring interviews with Dominica’s biggest names including Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas, Dr Alwin Bully (designer of the national flag) and the prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit.
Block and Censor (Dir: Awei Chen, 65mins):
This film is based on the lawsuit of queer filmmaker Popo Fan against the SARFT (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, Television) of the People’s Republic of China. The film in question – Mama Rainbow – tells the story of 6 Chinese mothers accepting their children as gay, which was deleted on Chinese video websites in December 2014.
The Mayor’s Race (Dir: Loraine Blumenthal, 80mins):
Marvin Rees is a mixed race man in his 40’s. Having experienced poverty, racism and witnessing the increasing hatred of Muslims, he wants to shape the society he lives in. Believing political office will give him the power to do so, he runs for mayor inBristol – a city with an unknown history of civil rights movements, inspired by Martin Luther King and protests that sparked of nationwide riots.
All 4 films have been nominated for best documentary at the 2019 BUFF Awards on Saturday 7 September.
Ticket Price: £15. This event is subject to change. Rated 15.