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A History of Black People in Kent – Gulbenkian Cinema

A special screening of  ‘Untold Stories: A History of Black People in Kent’, takes place at Gulbenkian Cinema on Monday 22,October at 19.00.

The short film tells the fascinating stories of some of Kent’s unsung Black heroes, and other notable Black people from, the 19th and 20th Century.

Commissioned by Medway African and Caribbean Association as part of its Black History Live project, the film  has been produced and directed by Helen Curston, Associate Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts.

The film, which had a sold-out premier at Brook Theatre, Chatham in September, has been shortlisted for an Arts and Humanities Research Council Research in Film award.

Helen Curston, Producer and Director of the film, who is also a Senior lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts ( UCA) commented: ‘I am truly thrilled that Untold Stories has been shortlisted… The Black History Live project  is starting to get the recognition it deserves and this nomination recognises the important stories of some of the Black people in Kent and their contribution to the region.’

Winners will be presented with a trophy and prize fund for future projects at a ceremony at BAFTA in November.

The Gulbenkian showing at 19.00 will be followed by a post-film panel discussion. To book tickets and find out more, see Gulbenkian webpages.