The Brixton Reel Festival back this year with exciting free films and relaxing activities like yoga, Latin American and portuguess music for everyone who live and work in the borough in Lambeth and Southwark.
Brixton Reel Film Festival was first commissioned in 2009 by Public Health to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in African/African Caribbean communities and to help empower those communities to take action to take care of their own wellbeing.
The project is delivered by Southwark and Lambeth Public Health in partnership with a range of partners (often smaller organisations) such as Telefono de la Esperanza, Amardeep and Carenet who provided outreach, staff time and venue space. It is thanks to the support of partners and match funding from the Maudsley Charity that the festival has grown and successfully reached its target communities.
The programme is as follows:
Wednesday 13th November – A Toca Restaurant, Stockwell – we will be screening a Brazilian film called ‘Buddies‘. The event will also include a performance from Fado singers and Portuguese food. Target audience – Portuguese speaking communities.
Thursday 14th November – Ritzy Cinema, Brixton – we will be screening, ‘The Story of Alice Walker’, a documentary, which explores sexuality and feminism. We will also have Caribbean food before the screening and a Q&A at the end of the screening. Target audience – African Caribbean communities.
Friday 15th November – Peckham Plex, Peckham – we will be screening a Latin American film (Argentinean) ‘Sofia Turns 100’. We also hope to have some Latin American musicians perform before the screening. Target audience – Latin American communities.
Sunday 17th November – Fanon Community Centre, Brixton – A family fun day to include some short films, laughing yoga, reggae size and possibly poems from service users. Target audience – African Caribbean and Asian communities. Please visit for the full programme: http://www.brixtonreel.co.uk
The Brixton Reel Film Festival was first commissioned in 2009 by Public Health to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in African/African Caribbean communities and to help empower those communities to take action to take care of their own wellbeing.
It also seeks to use film as a medium to de-stigmatise the concept of mental health, promote and improve recovery and accessibility of services, such as local psychological therapies and to understand more about the experience of living in the borough for different communities.
In 2012 the festival expanded to include an event in Peckham for the first time. Brixton Reel 2013 is funded by Lambeth CCG and London Borough of Southwark.For more details,please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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“This event is important to allow friends to express how they are feeling after the event, touch on subjects that might have been not spoken about, which leads to better understanding.”