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Temporary Sanity: The Skerrit Bwoy Story

October 13 2012 @ 12:00 am

As contribution to the Black History Month the IBM Film Festival and Black History Walks are organising films and talks  ‘Performing Black Bodies in White Spaces’ to explore how African Descendants use African and Caribbean dance as expression of cultural identity and self-discovery.

Saturday 13 October, 6pm – 9pm
Peckham Plex, Reye Lane, SE15

This is an excellent opportunity to see one of our GCVA student films in context, screened in conjunction with an other short film ‘Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ile Aiye’ followed by a Q&A with Shantelle George and Dr Lez Henry.

Temporary Sanity: The Skerrit Bwoy Story

A documentary produced by Dan Bruun in 2006 as part of his Visual Anthropology Masters at the University of Manchester.

The film explores the cultures, gendered performances and political expressions that form part of Jamaican Dance Hall in New York. By following ‘Skerrit Bwoy’ a Bronx based performer and promoter of Dance Hall music, the film gives an insider’s view into the dancing, history and social roles of Dance Hall clubs in the lives of the Jamaican and Caribbean Diaspora in the United States.

Please see the full programme attached or website for further information:  http://tinyurl.com/d4mwzyb

This is a free event but booking is necessary to secure a place: http://performingblackbodies.eventbrite.com  or phone: 020 7525 3415

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Date:
October 13 2012
Time:
12:00 am
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