Brixton Community Cinema X Air Afrique

Senegalese shorts for London Short Film Festival

Friday 19th January 2024

Blair Waldorf Must Pie!

Gossip Girl S1 E9

Tuesday 23rd November 2023

Collective Practices

Shorts by Black Obsidian Soundystem in collaboration with Other Cinemas

Friday 10th November 2023

The Architecture of Settler Colonialism

Lecture delivered by Léopold Lambert

Saturday 11th November 2023

Xiao Wu

(1997), dir. Jia Zhangke

Friday 10th November 2023

Morocco/Libya Fundraiser

About Some Meaningless Events (1974), dir. Mostafa Derkaoui & Mission Impossible (2014) dir. Naimi Own

Wednesday 5th November 2023

BCC X bafalw Summer Programme

9th June - 2nd July 2023

A month-long programme in which local and international cultural organisations came together to share a different film every night, in an outdoor screening space designed by bafalw, as part of a commission by the London Festival of Architecture and Lambeth Council.

Kourtrajmé Showcase

Tuesday 30th May 2023

Still from Imani, directed by Laëtitia Ramamonjisoa (2020)
Shorts by emerging directors from France’s leading alternative film school.

Digging for a Palestinian Image

Brixton Community Cinema Online Platform

Saturday 13th May to Sunday 21st May 2023

Kings and Extras: Digging for a Palestinian Image (2004) directed by Azza El-Hassan
Kings and Extras: Digging for a Palestinian Image (2004) directed by Azza El-Hassan

Kings and Extras: Digging for a Palestinian Image (2004) directed by Azza El-Hassan, tracks the filmmaker’s search through Syria, Jordan and Lebanon for the lost films of the Palestinian Film Unit.

Palestine in the Eye (1977) directed by Mustafa Abu Ali and produced by the Palestinian Film Institute. 

This programme was co-curated with Selene’s Archive, a project investigating archival practice in film and artists’ moving image as it relates to histories that have been destroyed, mis-recorded or obscured.

Mangrove Nine

(1973), dir. Franco Rosso

Thursday 13th April 2023

Still from Mangrove Nine, directed by Franco Rosso (1973)
An archival documentary covering a landmark trial in British civil rights. 

The Battle of Algiers 

(1966), dir. Gillo Pontecorvo

Friday 17th March 2023

Still from The Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo (1966)
The Battle of Algiers exposes the brutal French colonial regime in Algeria, while highlighting the unwavering insurgency waged by freedom fighters and civilians during the country's war for independence. This screening was curated and introduced by Léopold Lambert, founder of The Funambulist Magazine. 

De Cierta Manera

(1974), dir. Sara Gómez

Friday 24th February 2023

Still from De Cierta Manera, directed by Sara Gómez(1974)
A screening of the first Cuban feature film directed by a woman; a docu-romance-drama exploring life in a newly socialist society, followed by a presentation of archival material from the MayDay Rooms' collection.

Living in an Ocean

The Birth of Punjabi Garage (2021), Zimmers of Southall (2022) dir. Hark1karan, Soundz of the Asian Underground: Talvin Singh (1997) dir. Tony Knox

Saturday 21st January 2023

Still from Zimmers of Southall (2022) dir. Hark1karan 
Three short documentaries exploring British-South Asian music subcultures throughout the decades, from Punjabi Garage, to Dub sound systems. This screening was followed by a Q&A with The Birth of Punjabi Garage co-directors Yung Singh and Cameron Barnfield, chaired by Rhiarna Dhaliwal. 

Khartoum Offside 

(2019), dir. Marwa Zein

Thursday 12th January 2023

Still from Khartoum Offside,
directed by Marwa Zein (2019)

Khartoum Offside follows a group of Sudanese women attempting to establish the country’s first female football team amidst the backdrop of elections and related political turmoil. Guest curated by Leena Habiballa.

The Little Girl Who Sold The Sun  

(1999), dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty

Friday 3rd December 2022

Still from The Little Girl Who Sold
The Sun
,directed by Djibril Diop
Mambéty (1999)

Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty’s hymn to the courage of street children in Senegal and beyond, screened for International Day of Persons with Disabilities.


(2006), dir. Jafar Panahi

Friday 25th November 2022

Still from Offside,
directed by Jafar Panahi (2006)

A smart football comedy rife with political commentary, screened in solidarity with the civilian protests in Iran. 

The Bloodettes

(2005), dir. Jean-Pierre Bekolo 

Thursday 27th October 2022

Still from The Bloodettes,
directed by Jean-Pierre Bekolo (2005)

A Halloween screening of Cameroonian political thriller The Bloodettes, a futuristic fable of ritual, sexuality, and corruption, chosen by Harry Kalfayan.

Nubia Way & An English Garden

(2022), dir. Timi Akindele-Ajani & (2020), dir. Will Jennings

Thursday 13th October 2022

Still from Nubia Way by Timi Akindele-Ajani (2022)
A pair of short documentaries exploring social housing and community organising in South London, followed by a conversation between Kareem Dayes, Alpa Depani, and Nana Biamah-Ofosu, chaired by Alistair Napier.