15 December – I am Somebody and other shorts

This will be an evening of short films, discussion, music and a slightly bizarre raffle with random DVDs and books on offer.

Films will include I am Somebody by Madeline Anderson. In 1969, 400 poorly paid Black women – hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina – went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in confrontation with the National Guard and the state government. Directed by Madeline Anderson, who was part of a production team for Black Journal – presenting an African American audience with a Black perspective for the first time in America. Described as an ‘inspirational picture’, the short film demonstrates just how stratified society is. 28 minutes.

Films start at 7.45. Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged or students.

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