Deptford Film Club #3
Deptford Film Club is a regular monthly event organised by Empathy & Risk and Looking Forward in partnership. Join us for the third instalment featuring videos by Helen Cammock, Keith Piper and Joyce Treasure. This event is dedicated to British Black History to coincide with the launch of our partnership with MoSAF London (Museum of Slavery and Freedom).
12 February 2022, 6pm
Empathy & Risk, 1 Borthwick Street, London SE8 3GH
A Ship Called Jesus (Redux)
Piper's film leads us along a discussion of the relationship between peoples of African descent and the Christian church which is laced with complexity and contradiction. The history of the points of overlap between the aesthetics and rhetoric of the church, and the temporal and commercial needs of the English State, has left us with an especially poignant image. It is an image that dates back to the very inception of English involvement in the Atlantic slave trade.
Welcome to England
‘Welcome to England' centres on an intergenerational project with older African and Caribbean people from the Pepper Pot Day Centre under the Westway, W10. The film focuses on the older people's experiences of moving to England, and helping to shape their communities. The film is warmly enticing, with a colloquial set-up that highlights the intricacies of the stories told by the film's subject.
There's a Hole in the Sky
The film uses photography and documentary film methods to explore the intimate bonds of history, often of colonialism, racism and cultural appropriation. Cammock explains how the slave trade was created to support sugar production in the Caribbean – and introduces first-person accounts of the disjointed experience of those ‘subjects’ who moved from the West Indies to the UK.
Event supported by SHAPESLewisham, Lewisham’s Creative Enterprise Zone.
Everyone attending the event will be required to demonstrate either proof of double vaccination (2 weeks or greater) or proof of a recent negative test result (within 36 hours). This is a requirement of entry.