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In celebration of Black History Month: the work of Michaela Coel and Steve McQueen
October 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 26 October, 6.15pm to 8.15pm, The Holbeck Cinema (TFTV/116), TFTI building
The Department of Theatre, Film, TV and Interactive Media present an evening of screenings, introduced by Duncan Petrie, to mark Black History Month.
The year 2020 marked a watershed in the politics of race in the USA, the UK and around the world. The disproportionate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ethnic minority communities, the Black Lives matter protests following the murder of George Floyd, demonstrations against the legacy of slavery in Bristol and other cities. This was also the year that heralded ground-breaking new television works by two major black British talents, Michaela Coel and Steve McQueen.
At this event, we will screen the first two episodes of Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You* – ‘Eyes, Eyes, Eyes, Eyes’ and ‘Someone is Lying’ – and Steve McQueen’s Lover’s Rock.
*Content warning: I May Destroy You depicts sexual assault and its traumatic impact.
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