African Odysseys present:
Menelik Shabazz: For the People
A jam-packed, commemorative day of illustrated talks and film screenings.
Join Shabazz’s family, friends and collaborators for a commemorative day of illustrated talks and film screenings. During the day we’ll present some of his lesser-known work, and finish with a rare screening of Time and Judgement.
Step Forward Youth
UK 1977. 29min
A Kuumba collective film presenting the views of teenagers and their experience of racism in 70s London.
Catch a Fire
BBC 1996. 30min
This film incorporates archive, re-enactment, vox pops and expert voices tell the story of Paul Bogle and the 1865 Morant Bay massacre.
The Hand of Ken
UK 2020. 29min
Shabazz’s portrait of artist Ken McKalla who worked on Time and Judgement.
Time and Judgement – A Diary of a 400 Year Exile
Victor Romero-Evans, Benjamin Zephaniah, Angela Wynter, Janet Kay. 85min. Digital
UK 1988. 85min
This extraordinary treatment of the international tribulations and triumphs of the people of the African diaspora fuses poetry, art, archive and drama. Shabazz creates a unique visionary experience, featuring music from Bob Marley, Steel Pulse and Aswad.