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Black Lives Matter Posted on 15 Jun 2020

Chapter stands in solidarity with all communities who continue to suffer racial inequality and discrimination. Racism has no place in Wales or elsewhere.

We recognise that silence is seen as complicity.

We understand that it is vital to acknowledge and dismantle structural racism, and that words are not enough - action is needed. As an institution we know that we need to do better.

We are using this time to listen, unlearn, engage in conversation and educate ourselves to move forward individually and collectively as an actively anti-racist organisation. We need time to reconfigure how we work and to look at the principles we embody. This is an important process and we did not want to make a public statement without feeling that we were ready to do this work.

Over the coming months we will share news of the work we have planned. This will be a ‘live’ list that we will review and update at regular intervals. Please keep an eye on our news channels for updates.

We invite you to go on this journey with us. There are many helpful resources available that have been compiled by a range of individuals, organisations and communities. We thank them all for this generous guidance and are using them to inform much of our learning and discussions. Many have done this free of charge so please consider making a donation to them to support this ongoing work.

Here are just a few:

The White Privilege Test

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo Lodge (published by Bloomsbury)

How To Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi (published by Vintage Publishing)

1919 Race Riots in Cardiff

How to support black lives in the UK (compiled by @perkin_amalaraj) 

Black Revolutionary texts

Black Revolutionary texts

Anti-racist reading list compiled by Ibram X. Kendi for New York Times

The Privilege Café (@privilegecafe_ on Twitter) with Mymuna Soleman. An inclusive and welcoming space on Zoom to listen, learn and share.

Black Lives Matter UK and Cardiff (@ukblm @BLMCardiff)

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resources for Parents written by Katrina Michie

 

Films and TV programmes

Netflix:

13th (dir: Ava DuVernay)

Atlantics (dir: Mati Diop)

Dear White People (dir: Justin Simien) - also a TV series

12 Years a Slave (dir: Steve McQueen)

Mudbound (dir: Dee Rees)

American Son (dir: Kenny Leon)

What Happened, Miss Simone? (dir: Liz Garbus)

Da 5 Bloods (dir: Spike Lee)

Who Killed Malcolm X? (dir: Abdur Rahman Muhammad)

Becoming (dir: Nadia Hallgreen)

Atlantics (dir: Mati Diop)

Fruitvale Station (dir: Ryan Coogler)

When They See Us (dir: Ava DuVernay)

Time: The Kalief Browder Story (dir: Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason, Nick Sandow)

 

Mubi:

Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975 (dir: Göran Olsson)

Hoop Dreams (dir: Steve James)

I Am Not Your Negro (dir: Raoul Peck) available for rent

Moonlight (dir: Barry Jenkins) available to rent

 

BFI Player:

The Stuart Hall Project (dir: John Akomfrah)

Pressure (dir Horace Ové)

Burning An Illusion (dir: Menelik Shabazz)

A Moving Image (dir: Shola Amoo)

Farming (dir: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje)

The Watermelon Woman (dir: Cheryl Dunye)

Girlhood (dir: Celine Sciamma)

A United Kingdom (dir: Amma Asante) available for rent

Do The Right Thing (dir: Spike Lee) available to rent

Selma (dir: Ava DuVarnay) available to rent

 

YouTube:

Colonial Gods (dir: Dee Rees), made available by Iris Prize

I Am Somebody (dir: Madeline Anderson), made available by Solidarity Cinema 

 

BBC iplayer:

OJ Simpson: Made in America (dir: Ezra Edelman)

Sitting in Limbo (dir: Stella Corradi)

Noughts and Crosses (dir: Koby Adom)

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (dir: Stanley Nelson)

 

Amazon Prime:

If Beale Street Could Talk (dir: Barry Jenkins)

Attack The Block (dir: Joe Cornish)

Belle (dir: Amma Asante)

 

Shudder (available through Amazon Prime):

Horror Noir (dir: Xavier Burgin)

 

Boiler Room 4:3

Grenfell (dir: Ben Anthony)

High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music (dir: Gary Bredow)

 

Conversations