Portsmouth Film Society to show cultural movies

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BLACK History Month will be marked by a city film club with two special screenings.

Portsmouth Film Society will show Life Above All and Benda Bilili – both of which are powerful stories of accomplishment against the odds.

Life Above All focuses on a young girl called Chandra who has to overcome the loss of her mother in a South African town.

It will be shown tomorrow at the Omega Centre, Omega Street, Portsmouth, following a talk from Tunde Bright-Davis, manager of Portsmouth Race Equality Network Organisaiton about the background of Black History Month.

The second film to be shown, Brenda Bilili, will take place on Saturday also at the Omega Centre. This film is a documentary on the band Staff Benda Bilili who achieved great success internationally.

It will follow a talk by Kayembe Mbombo Irenee of the Portsmouth Congolese community, and a special short film called Maisha which the group has made.

Both screenings start at 6.30pm. See portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.