BY SIDIKI DEMBELE, PRESENTER
RWCMD BIG BASH
Presenter ; Sidiki Dembele. Join the amazing Sidiki for a session exploring African rhythms and the wonderful Djembe. No prior experience needed, just bring your voices and something to play rhythms on, hand drums, bodies, anything ! Sidiki is an inspirational teacher and we are so thrilled to welcome him back for his third visit to RWCMD. Sidiki is a multi-instrumentalist, originally from the Ivory Coast, whose talent knows no bounds. He comes from a well-known Malian griot family, which means African music is in his blood and he has trained from childhood with some of the most talented musical masters in West Africa. Suitable for Everyone
WHO ARE YOU?
BY MARVIN KUDZANAI
DIRECTOR, LEMONPOP WORKSHOP
10PM - 12PM
Mask Making Workshop.
Discover what makes you unique through your skills and strengths to avoid the threats and act on opportunities to live a fulfilling lifestyle focused on your wellbeing, success and happiness.
Symposium | Racism in Cinema: Representations of Blackness especially Africaness in Films and TV
BY FADHILI MAGHIYA,
WATCH AFRICA FILM FESTIVAL
10AM - 12PM
“I Can’t Breathe” Is Not a Protest Slogan. It has become a symbol for challenging inequalities globally.
Cinematic stereotypes reflect and shape common prejudices. Perceptions can be influenced by portrayals of Asians as nerdy, black men as dangerous and Latinas as fiery.Attention to diversity, inclusion and representation has recently been on the agenda for many institutions involved in film and TV. Racism and sexism has been part of the wider agenda to hold the sector accountable. From racial tropes used in Hollywood films and some independent films.
The symposium panel takes its cue from current conversations on racism and will extend the discussion on racism in cinema. It will contribute more broadly to the critical discourse of anti-black racism. The panel aims to bring together the voices of black stakeholders (including community leaders, academics, and artists) in a conversation on the enduring systems and ideologies of racial oppression in society. The panel explores the longstanding cultural, political and economic practices that function to facilitate racism, oppression, inequality and injustice. It also explores the tolls of these practices on black peoples and will ask for ways to redress and eradicate systems of racism in society.