Our voices telling our stories: Black Diasporas film screening


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Come watch the Black Diasporas screening, a showcase of 10 short films that document the experiences of individuals of African ancestry living in Naarm.

Making a reference to African oral narrative cultural practices, the project is the result of seventy-five community members and creatives, collaborating to document topics like childbirth, daily life, and the effects of stereotyping.

Telling stories is a political act. While no project can entirely encapsulate the diversity of character, experience, and community, the Black Diasporas series asks questions and provides a platform to hear directly from people of African heritage.

  • 6:30pm

    Panel discussion + Q&A
    With filmmakers Abdullahi Yusuf, Cerina Allotey, Lilah Benetti, Scottnes Smith, moderated by Sandra Githinji

  • 7:15-8pm

    Film Screening

  • 8:00-8:15pm

    Q & A

  • 8:15-10:00pm

    Hang around after the event to socialise with the community—food and drinks will be available onsite from the MPavilion kiosk and food truck.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.