Black Panther Special screening + ONE HOUR expert panel Q&A by Black History Walks

 

After three sold out shows, superlative praise about the 18th February event and popular demand, we are repeating our Black Panther day but with ONE HOUR of Q and A with a panel of experts to discuss the history, impact and future of this and other African superheroes. Feel free to cosplay (dress as your favourite superhero) or wear traditional clothing. Bring your friends and family along to watch this groundbreaking film about a Black superhero, warrior, king set in Africa. The 600 seat venue has an enormous screen and is 5 mins from Stepney Green tube on the District line. Our high powered panel for this celebratory and unique Sunday includes: Dr Michelle Asantewa, Dr Lez Henry, Terry Jervis and Tony Warner. Biography for each speaker below.

Terry Jervis has an extensive history in the comic-book business. Apart from being a collector, and helping to create the first British comic-book price guide, he has worked with industry giants Marvel and Warner/DC Comics and was based in Hollywood and London. He is in media production and is the CEO of Jervis Entertainment Media Ltd (JEM) http://www.jervismedia.com/about_us.php . In 2009 he initiated a social engagement programme with Marvel (using characters such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron-Man, Fantastic Four and X-Men) to help create comics and integrated media which address literacy, social issues and instill values in young people. Terry was a keen supporter (and friend of) Reginald Hudlin who produced the animated 2010 Black Panther TV series. Terry is about to release his own black superhero series Spirit of the Pharaoh in graphic novel and animated versions.

Dr Michelle Asantewa holds a PhD in literature and co-presents the Amazing James Baldwin course http://bit.ly/2jjDN0u as well as the Black Women’s Resistance Leaders course http://bit.ly/2zQJJnY . She is an author of several fiction and factual books.She also lectures on African/Caribbean spiritual practices. Orishas as found in West Africa/Brazil as well ancient Egyptian goddesses feature in the Black Panther graphic novel stories as do women warriors.

Dr Lez Henry is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of West London. An author and Social Anthropologist, he has written several books including Whiteness Made Simple . He has lectured at The African American Studies Department, Yale University,:Department of Humanities, Howard University,University of Gothenburg: Centre for Cultural Studies, Sweden.He is a keen Martial Artist and holds a Black Belt in Hung Kuen, Five Animals Shaolin Kung Fu and also practices Kyokushinkai Karate.

Tony Warner is the creator of African Superheroes Day http://bit.ly/2iVcHQc recently featured on BBC Affrca and founder of Black History Walks. He is also the presenter of movie breakdowns on Black Panther, Captain America, X Men, Superman and Call of Duty.

 

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N.B Only adult tickets available from Eventbbrite but child tickets will be available from Genesis cinema website.

After the film you can hang around in the spacious cinema bar where you can have a bite and a drink and discuss the film in more detail In future we will also be hosting Black History of the Black Panther movie breakdown as well as repeating the highly popular African Superhero days Black Panther is directed by African-American, Ryan Coogler please check out his previous films Fruitvale Station and Creed.

 

 

LOCATION

Genesis cinema

93-95 Mile End Road

London

E1 4UJ

Sun 11 March 2018

12:00 – 15:00 GMT

 

 

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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