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New Archives: Wheres Carmen now?

Carmen Jones

The nature of archives and what they signify provides people with a range of thoughts, from political debate and issue of representation of culture and race to personal experience of ‘wow do you remember watching that!’ ..Over the coming months we will host a series of responses to what archives offer and how people are re- reading new messages into the culture of work that exists out there…so do chk in again, more to come…


Contemporary Audiences- is this you?

So what is The New Black you may ask yourself…heres another addition for all..


Foremost, The New Black provides information, support advice and guidance for people wanting to develop their experience of Black film . This is delivered through network members delivering film exhibition and distribution for contemporary audiences, through a mix of film screenings and special edition programmes at venues locally.

A contemporary audience is one thats inclusive and features a distinct mix of ages and cultures . Some people suggest that contemporary audiences can be classed as ‘Urban’, kool, The New Black offers that experience to be at the forefront of the experience of people attending the various events, screenings and programmes that are delivered within the regions.

Infact, we just ‘peas in a pod’ sayeth mr. Scratch & Sniff, preferring Black Eyed Peas to the green variety… so heres a special 3d visual mix for his fluffness…

3dbeans copy

New Urban Docs: Soulpower



New Screening for all you headnodders and booty shakers, The New Black network, Bristols Watershed & Africa Eye present a pre – festival warm up to the St.Pauls Carnival with a screening of ‘Soulpower’ featuring a worldwide line up that includes the late great mr. James Brown and friends . Originally shot at the time of the great’ Rumble in the Jungle’ depicted in the classic documentary ‘When We Were Kings’ featuring Mohammad Ali & George Foreman in Zaire, Africa … do chk The New Black Network site for further details of the screening ..Have a look at the official UK trailer..tis boom boom!