Hyde Park Picture House

Now Showing

Black Shack Alley (La Rue Cases-Nègres) | BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Time
On 1st October - 3.15 PM
Other showings
From 1st October - 1st October
Starring:
Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck
Director
Dir. Euzhan Palcy
Duration
103mins
Country
France
Year
1983
Synopsis:

This Black History Month, we’re screening two ground breaking films by award-winning Martinican-born director Euzhan Palcy:

Black Shack Alley (Sun. 1st October, 3.15pm)
A Dry White Season (Sun. 22nd October, 3pm)

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Euzhan Palcy directed Black Shack Alley when she was just 25 years old. The film documents the lives of a poor black family living on a Martinique sugar cane plantation in the 1930’s. French colonial rule is seen through the eyes of a young boy, José, who through the many sacriices of his extraordinary Grandmother gains an education and escapes his fate in the sugar cane fields.

Black Shack Alley will be introduced by Jenny Zobel and Emily Zobel Marshall - daughter and granddaughter of Martinican writer Joseph Zobel - whose 1950 autobiographical novel La Rue Cases-Nègres was the basis for Black Shack Alley.

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These screenings have been supported by the Centre for Culture and the Arts at Leeds Beckett University

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