Director and Black academic Ricardo Barker presents his award winning short film Re:Tension. Re:Tension is a short 20 minute film that follows Thapelo, a bright and capable university student, on a day where he is unwittingly forced to question the judgements of his tutors and peers, and delve deeper into his own actions, choices and beliefs.
The film was inspired by analysing statistical data that highlighted the unexplained dropout rate of Black and Brown students. The film attempt to provide a real insight into unconscious racial harassment within the higher education system and micro-aggressions that often go unnoticed.
Both Ricardo and colleague Syra Shakir, will discuss responses to this film and how youcan invite him to present at your institution with a vital tool-kit for anti-racist knowledge and action.
This will be followed by Q&A and the warm and relaxed style of debate that FACE members have come to be known for.
Free tickets with a donate option are available on Eventbrite. Register here.
FACE Community is an opportunity to openly discuss issues concerning race, colour and ethnicity in FE and HE. www.weareface.uk