Black History Month returns with a host of cinemas presenting screenings across the UK. BHM is a chance for cinemas launching or running year-round strands to showcase their offer, and bring standout Black talent to audiences, uncovering under-appreciated works and rediscovering films that have captured and impacted our culture significantly.

Of course, Black history should be interwoven into our education and cultural understanding all year round, not just for one month, but we still need to take opportunities to highlight the experiences of African diaspora people up to the current day. As an opportunity to raise up the stories of those who have been marginalised, Black History Month can be used as a vehicle to start or continue important conversations and continue creating change – in on-screen representation, recognition of cultural impact, and looking to a more inclusive future.

Black history matters. Black Lives Matter. You’ll find further resources here.

Black History Matters | Don John | TEDxSouthampton