Thursday 28 November 6.30pm
Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL PREMIERE
+ panel discussion with director Nevline Nnaji, Hayley A. Reid (documentary filmmaker who worked on Alice Walker: A Beauty in Truth), and Sunera Thobani (visiting fellow at LSE Gender Institute). Chaired by Brenna Bhandar (SOAS).
Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights
Nevline Nnaji / USA / 2013 / 81 mins / English
We are excited to be able to share with you the international festival premiere of Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights by Nevline Nnaji.
Reflections Unheard focuses on African American women’s political marginalisation between the male-dominated Black Power movement and the largely white middle class Feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. We see how each movement failed to fully recognise black women’s overlapping identities and to include them as both women and African Americans, exposing how black women have had to continuously decide between race and gender. Through interviews and archival footage, Reflections Unheard tells the story of black women activists’ political mobilisation and fight for recognition.