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Legacy Film Festival is a celebration of the achievements, contributions and issues of Black minority and ethnic people around the world. Its focus is largely, but not solely on that of the African diasporas and is brought to you all through the power of film.


This year the festival is running a programme of screenings, events and workshops in Brighton and also Hastings, in conjunction with AfrikaBa.


Please see below for a list of our exciting screenings and events and the AfrikaBa website for Hastings events.

'My Nappy Roots' Dir: Regina Kimbrell (2010/90mins/US)

+ director Q&A + spoken word performance by Snakes & Ladders Artists.A night that will take you on a journey through Black Hair-itage and give you....see more


21 October, 7:30pm - 10:30pm, Sallis Benney - £5/£4

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MisterWho - Cartoon Superhero Workshop (11-15 yrs)

This superhero, animation and storyboarding workshop is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds. It will show you how to......see more


22 October, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Jubilee Library - £5/£4

'The Story of Lovers Rock' Dir: Menelik Shabazz (2011/96mins/UK)

+ director Q&A  Lovers Rock, often dubbed 'romantic reggae' is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a....see more


22 October, 1:30pm - 3:30pm, Duke of York's - £BoxOff

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Legacy Film Shorts - Selected shorts from submissions

The films selected to this years Legacy Film Festival shorts open submission. Films selected come from....see more


23 October,11:00am-12:30pm, The Old Courtroom - £4

'Anomaly' Dir: Jessica Chen Drammeh (47mins/US)

an award-winning documentary that provides a thought-provoking look at multiracial identity by combining personal narratives with....see more


23 October, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, The Old Courtroom - £5/£4

'Big City Stories' Cur: June Givanni/ Imruh Bakari (82mins)

follows the London's African-Caribbean population through the last century: their changing lives and perceptions as they...see more


30 October, pm during BHM finale, Hove Town Hall - £FREE

'Hava Aney Dey' Dir: Partho Sen-Gupta (93mins/India)

local Hove (via Mumbai) filmmaker, this film Premiered at the Berlin Int Film Festival. At the height of....see more


23 October, 3:00pm - 5:30pm, The Old Courtroom - £5/£4

'Ghett'a Life' Dir: Chris Browne (2011/88mins/Jamaica)

a gritty “against the odds” action drama set in a politically turbulent inner city community of....see more


23 October, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, The Old Courtroom - £5/£4

African Superheroes

This spectacular animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons which tell tales of....see more


29 October, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Old Courtroom - £5/£3

African Descent Women in Cinema + Director Q&A's

a showcase of some of the best short-films featured at the Images of Black Women Film Festival following screenings will be....see more


29 October, 3:30pm - 6:30pm, The Old Courtroom - £5/£4

White Night/Nuit Blanche Extravaganza

To celebrate White Night  Legacy Film Festival will be hosting a series of film shorts and animations showcasing the talent from UK, US, Africa, Asia, Caribbean...see more


29 October, 8pm - Midnight, The Old Courtroom - £FREE

'The Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975' Dir: Goran Hug Olsson (96mins/Sweden)

compiled from historical archival footage of the US Black power movement, the film offers an outsider's perspective on events as....see more


30 October, 12:00pm >, Duke of York's - £BoxOffice


*UK 1st Screen*

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Festival Programme

October 2011