Black Cultural Archives host a Salon discussion chaired by Akua Gyamfi [founder of The British Blacklist] with special guests Chardine Taylor Stone and Jennifer G. Robinson, following a screening of ‘Zou-Zou’ (1934), the first major motion picture to feature a Black woman – Josephine Baker.
Join us as we explore the evolution of the Black female star as an icon in film, TV and popular culture from 1934 to present day. This discussion is part of a #BCAFilmFest Salon series presented with BFI Black Star, in collaboration with Culture Kinetica.
Follow the discussion online using the hashtags: #IconicBlackWomenOnScreen and #BFIBlackStar
AKUA GYAMFI [Host]
Journalist, scriptwriter and founder of The British Blacklist – an online portal chronicling the careers of professionals from film, television, theatre, literature & music alongside daily news updates from across the entertainment industries.
[www.thebritishblacklist.co.uk / @BritBlacklist]
Chardine Taylor-Stone is a writer, cultural producer and feminist activist. Her work is inspired by her experiences as a Black British working class woman having found her voice through alternative youth subcultures like punk and rockabilly. As a writer and educator Chardine uses music, art and fashion history to instigate socio-political analysis. She is the founder of Black Girls Picnic a global movement in collective self-care for Black women and girls as well as banging the drums in Black feminist punk band Big Joanie. She writes, lectures and facilitates workshops on topics such as Black / Working Class feminism, Black Queer identities, Afrofuturism and sub-cultural identity and histories. She is currently the Project Coordinator for Punk London, a celebration of 40 years of subversive culture across the city. [www.chardinetaylorstone.com]
JENNIFER G. ROBINSON
Founder of PR Agency Eshé Media, specialists in Film, Education and Start-Ups. Film writer and contributor to BFM International Film Festival and Pan African Film Festival LA.
[www.eshemedia.co.uk / @eshemedia]
Curator of Black Cultural Archives Film Festival & #BCAFilmFest Salons. Contributor to BFI Black Star Compendium, BBC #BlackandBritish: Black Is the New Black, Sight & Sound Magazine, Shadow and Act & Indiewire.com. [@CultureKinetica]
The screening of Zou-Zou will take place at BFI Southbank on Thursday 3 November, 6PM. The accompanying Salon will commence at 8:15PM in the Blue Room at BFI.
The Salon is free to Zou-Zou ticket holders. All tickets must be booked via the BFI box office.
To find out more, visit the BCA Website
To buy tickets for Zou-Zou & Salon follow this link
To buy tickets for the Salon only follow this link