Black History Month - Homelands
Black History Month in the UK takes place in October and aims to highlight, celebrate and promote Black Contributions to British Society as well as to promote general knowledge of Black History. This programme through film seeks to encourage community-wide dialogue around matters such as mental health, immigration and identity through films made by Black filmmakers. Each night will be followed by a discussion in which audience members and a panel can explore these themes in conversation.
Homelands is the culmination of a year-long project in which for acclaimed British urban musicians returned to their cultural roots, connecting with their homelands to create and produce new music. Jaha Browne co-directed, her first feature film travelling to Suriname, Senegal, Dominica and Jamaica following four acclaimed British musicians returning to their cultural roots to create and produce new music. The film was broadcasted on London Live and now sits on the BFI Player. This year Jaha has been directing and filming on various documentaries for the BBC & British Muslim TV, the latest production in Ghana & Nigeria a documentary series History of Africa with Zeinab Badawi for BBC World which will air in Autumn 2019.