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Films & Documentaries
Films and commentaries are a great way to learn. Here are two good recommendations:
Bigger Than Africa
Bigger Than Africa follows the trans-Atlantic slave trade route from West Africa to six different countries– USA, Nigeria, Brazil, Republic of Benin, Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba– to explore and find reasons for the survival of the Yoruba West African Culture. —Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye
Slave Routes: A Global Vision
“Slave Routes: A Global Vision” is an educational and informative documentary supported and produced by UNESCO. It presents the diverse histories and heritages stemming from the global tragedy of the slave trade and slavery. Aimed at a general audience, it provides an overview of the massive deportation of African populations to different parts of the world including the Americas, Europe, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, and Asia.
Slavery and Suffering – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 16]
Much is known about enslaved Africans once they arrived in the Americas and Europe, but in this episode Zeinab Badawi looks at the impact on Africa itself of one of the most evil chapters in human history: the trans Atlantic slave trade.
International Decade for People of African Descent (2015 – 2024)
The International Decade aims to celebrate the important contributions of people of African descent worldwide, advance social justice and inclusion policies, eradicate racism and intolerance, promote human rights, and assist in creating better, more prosperous communities, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals spearheaded by the United Nations.
Some Useful Documents
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Ark of Return Standard Brochure
Podcast & Memorial
Season 1 : Hair – The Ruby Williams Story
This Podcast offers an insight into hair discrimination based on race. It helps to understand the way black hair grows and how the school uniform policy needs to be correctly applied and teachers educated.
The Ark Of Return Memorial
The Permanent Memorial was unveiled on 25 March 2015, which marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The memorial, located on the United Nations Visitors Plaza in New York, will invite people everywhere to contemplate the legacy of the slave trade and to fight against racism and prejudice today.
Other Useful Documentaries on Racism
Why Im Still Fighting Racism at 90 – BBC Older and Wiser Series
Dismantling Racism – BBC See Hear Series
How The Toxic Legacy of Racism Still Affects Us – BBC Echoes of Empire
Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me – BBC
Enslaved With Samuel L Jackson – BBC A stolen People Series
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