Saturday 26 April 2-5.15pm
Film: Abolition in Brazil plus Q and A with Charlie Phillips
Museum in Docklands,
West India Quay (Docklands Light Railway)
Free entry: first come,first served
Please bring a donation
Brazil has the highest black population after Nigeria. Many people there still speak Yoruba or Angolan dialects and practice traditional African forms of worship. Although the British like to say they abolished the slave trade in 1807 they forget to mention they were supplying kidnapped Africans wholesale to the Portuguese who did not abolish slavery until 1888.
This multi award winning film by Zozimo Bulbul shows where and how black people fought for their freedom using art, culture, dance, religion, carnival and armed resistance.
Charlie Phillps is a renowned photographer/film maker who has lived and worked in Brazil, Italy, Sweden and Germany. He will be sharing his experience of 50 years of fighting racism and his inside knowledge on the African-Brazilian experience.