Thursday, February 26, 2015

PFLP Endorses First Annual Malcolm X Film Festival
Feb 25 2015

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine joins dozens of organizations in endorsing the Malcolm X Film Festival, which will take place from March 16 to April 12 in seven events, six in  different places in England and one in Ireland. More details are below, or see the Facebook page for the film festival, organized by the Malcolm X Movement: Comrade Leila Khaled, member of the Political Bureau of the PFLP, will speak at events during the Festival.

speakers include*:
ILYASAH SHABAZZ (writer and daughter of Malcolm X)
Dr MOUSSA IBRAHIM (Libyan Resistance)
GERRY McLOCHLAINN (former Irish POW / Sinn Fein)
GEORGE SHIRE (ZANU-PF Liberation War veteran)
GAMAL NKRUMAH (Kwame Nkrumah’s Son)
TAIMUR RAHMAN (Communist Workers Peasants Party of Pakistan)
SWISS (So Solid Crew)
SUKANT CHANDAN (Malcolm X Movement)
SARA MYERS (Exhibit B protest)
SAQIB DESHMUKH (Justice for Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah Family Campaign)

Suggested donation £5

All seven events are being filmed for publication

1. Sat 14 March – 1-630pm Culturlann, Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6AH

2. Sat 21 March – 2-8pm, Ruskin College, Steve Biko room, OX3 9BZ

3. Sun 22 March – 2-8pm, The Drum, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU

4. Sat 28th March – 2-9pm, Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY

5. Mon 06 April (Bank Holiday) – 230-8pm, Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, London, E1 6LA

6. Sat 11 April – 5-8pm, Black Cultural Archives, Brixton, London, SW2 1 EF

7. Sun 12 April – 230-830pm – Malcolm X Centre, St Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8YH

The Malcolm X Movement is a Black & Asian led decolonial anti-imperialist organisation that seeks to unite Global South peoples and diaspora. The Malcolm X Movement (MXM) and supporting organisations is immensely proud to bring to our peoples the first annual Malcolm X Film Festival taking place in SEVEN cities across England including one in Belfast, (occupied) Ireland.

The First Annual Malcolm X Film Festival will feature three panels/themes with related speeches and interviews from Malcolm X, especially the last few years of his life. The three panels/themes are:




This is the biggest Black & Asian radical event of its kind to take place in England and perhaps western Europe for for the last generation since the mid 1990s. Never before in this time has such an event with such a inspiring amount of speakers and Global support (including from Ilyasah Shabazz, the Black Panther Alumni, the revolutionary Palestinian group the PFLP, the Black Panther Alumni, the Communist Workers & Peasants Party of Pakistan amongst others) taken place in the last 20 years or so.

With the steady but sure increasing power of the Global South against neo-colonialism and the ‘colonial matrix of power’, with the ‘west’ increasing its covert and overt global war in an attempt to maintain its hegemonic position and with the directly related microcosm of this global war reflected in the increasing oppression and exploitation of Black and Asian and working class peoples in the west, never has there been a more necessary time for the MXM to contribute to the building of communities of resistance in unity with the Global South.

The MXM has already delivered a free one year liberation school under the initiative of its ‘Assata Tupac Liberation School’, and has held one public conference entitled ‘Strike the Empire Back’ in June 2014, see here:

The MXM is not launching until August this year (2015) when it will organise with supporting organisations the first annual Malcolm X Summer Festival.

We in the MXM take inspiration and leadership from Malcolm X who made it plain himself, advocate uniting all peoples against the ‘greatest purveyors of violence in the world’ (Dr King Jr) today which is the neo-colonialism: “We have a common enemy. We have this in common: We have a common oppressor, a common exploiter, and a common discriminator. But once we all realize that we have this common enemy, then we unite on the basis of what we have in common”***

Supporting organisations**:

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Libyan Peoples National Movement
Black Panther Almuni
Communist Workers Peasants Party of Pakistan
Respect Party
Kurdish Students Union
Global Afrikan Congress
Hansib Publications
African Peoples Liberation Organisation
Islamic Human Rights Commission
‘Rice N Peas’ Films
Nu Beyond
Black History Studies
NUS Black Students
Black British Islamic Bureau
Intifada Street
Pan-African Society Community Forum
Justice for Habib Ullah Campaign
Media Diversified
International Institute for Scientific Research
Muslim Vibe
Global Studies School, University of Sussex
Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform
Migrant Media
Ujima FM
I am Hip-Hop
Voice Over Productions
South Bristol Workers Forum
Bristol Ukraine Antifascist Solidarity
Oomk Magazine

*Please note: Not all speakers are speaking at every event of the Malcolm X Film Festival, and at some events some speakers may speak either in person or via live video link. Please check the individual events to see which speakers are speaking

** More organisations can apply to be a supporting organisation to the MX Film Festival, please get in touch if you would like to do so.

***All enquiries, including getting involved in the Malcolm X Movement, should be emailed to

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