Welcome Cinema + Kitchen kicks off 2018 with a screening of Oscar winning boxing documentary, WHEN WE WERE KINGS. The evening begins with Welcome Kitchen’s infamous supper club. Dishes from Africa to Asia make up a ‘world food plate’.
Using video, photography, light and sound, Altered Landscapes encourages you to open up contemplation and discussion about the current situation in Europe, a place that has become filled with militarised border control.
At a time of strife and civil war in the Kingdom of Kongo, a young woman leads a mass movement calling for unity and an end to Portuguese dominance. Ne Kunda Nlaba’s biopic documentary explores her legacy, revealing how powerful African kingdoms were invaded by the West and suffered slavery and exploitation.
Isabel Lima’s film addresses the migration crisis in general and the experience of displacement by Middlesbrough-based asylum seekers and refugees in particular. It explores the feelings, memories, anxieties, and aspirations of these groups against the backdrop of relevant governmental policies, news and public debates.
The University of East Anglia hosts a festival ‘losing and finding home: refugee history, memory and culture’. These events are spread over various dates (between 17th – 25th November), times, and locations in East Anglia.
The goal of London Migration Film Festival is to portray the diversity, nuance and subjective experience within migration – including and beyond the refugee experience – in order to restore the dignity and humanity inherent within it. We hope to challenge the rhetoric that reduces migrants to simplistic categories: active enemies or passive victims.
Join Welcome Cinema + Kitchen for their first anniversary and to celebrate Black History Month with a screening of HIDDEN FIGURES.