Sharing Space

Race and Education Film Club 2022

We ran a film club from April to August 2022 comprising 3 online and 1 hybrid (i.e. virtual and face to face combined) viewing discussions of films which facilitate an authentic dialogue and knowledge exchange about race and education between interested academics and teachers/practitioners.

We ran this in conjunction with a pre-conference workshop for the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Journal of Moral Education (JME) in Manchester July 2022.


Organisations we collaborated with on this wider activity are:

We received funding for our project through the generous support of a Small Grant from the Culham St Gabriel’s Trust.

Culham St Gabriel's Trust logo

Key aims of the project

  • Consider theoretical and practical complexities for teachers of issues of race, intersected with religion and culture and education
  • Showcase the contribution of Religion and Worldview Education (RWE) specialist teachers to critical reflection on race and education and by this means to promote an understanding of the subject’s distinctive curriculum contribution; developing leadership and research skills of 3 RWE practitioners by this means
  • Encourage RWE practitioners to appreciate contributions to their subject from other experts outside the subject community in non-defensive ways
  • Explore the potential of a new model of knowledge production and exchange built around discussion of a film using collaborative action research

Film programme

Each event comprised:

  • a film, available to stream one week in advance;
  • a follow-up Zoom discussion session lasting one hour, hosted by a specialist chair and commentator(s).

The School That Tried to End Racism

Date and time

  • BST: Thursday 28th April, 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • EDT: Thursday 28th April, 12:30 – 1:30pm
  • HKT: Friday 29th April, 00:30 – 1:30am

Further details

  • Chair: Saima Saleh
  • Commentators: Phyllis Curtis-Tweed and Nikki McGee

African Apocalypse

Date and time

  • BST: Thursday 19th May, 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • EDT: Thursday 19th May, 12:30 – 1:30pm
  • HKT: Friday 20th May, 00:30 – 1:30am

Further details

  • Chair: Alexandra Brown
  • Commentator: Femi Nylander


Date and time

  • BST: Thursday 23rd June, 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • EDT: Thursday 23rd June, 12:30 – 1:30pm
  • HKT: Friday 24th June, 00:30 – 1:30am

Further details

  • Chair: Alexandra Brown
  • Commentators: Justine Atkinson (Aya Films) and Precious Simba

In keeping with the theme that was cemented during our last film club (African Apocalypse) the anti-racist film club wishes to centre the voices of not only the creator or curator of the sources we engage with, but also, the narratives and the and lived experiences of the folks who traditions they were born and cultivated within.

In a bid to honour the former, and to provide you with context that will aid your understanding of the religious or spiritual dimensions of the film Buladó, the anti-racist film club invites you to read the handout that provides a short summary of the underpinnings of African Philosophy, and an outline of the film, by Alexandra Brown:

East is East

Tuesday 19th July, Manchester

  • 5.15pm BST: live screening of film
  • 7.15 – 8.00pm BST: follow-up discussion and refreshments

Further details

  • Chair: Janet Orchard
  • Commentators: Saima Saleh (plus other to be confirmed)