Lying, Lion Kings’ hidden African history. Movie breakdown by Black History Walks

Fri, 13 September 2019 18:45 – 21:30

The Lion King was a massive cartoon hit in 1994 it has now been remade as a live action film but there are still no African people on the screen..The film literally strip-mined hundreds of years of African history, culture, and music then sold it to the world as entertainment without referencing its origins.

From the title, to the story, to the language, to the imagery, to the rituals, to the songs, to the sprituality and family structures shown; to the sad fact that Disney has never made an animatied cartoon with Black people on the big screen there are serious issues of discrimination within this movie

For those who want to find out the hidden truth, what was drama and what was based on the lived African experience, we present another black history movie breakdown (Avatar, X Men, Matrix, Them! Planet of the Apes, Superman and Zootopia) . Be prepared for interactive fun, learning, thrills and discovery. We will use clips from the film alongside quotes / interviews from the cast news items and book references

We will cover:

  • The real African Lion King and his role in international exploration
  • African rites of passage our rituals in disguise
  • The 50 year long multi million dollar rip off of South African music with evidence
  • Disneys racist history, 1940s to present
  • Actual African Queens and Princesses scrubbed out of history
  • The repeated exploitation and whitewashing of African legends for European entertainment
  • Symbolism and metaphor:
  • Tarzan and his legacy of African mis-representation
  • The Japanese connection and blatant rip offs

Other coming events from :

  • Special screening of Captain thomas Sankara plus Q&A at BFI Southbank
  • Black history river cruise September 29th
  • Heroic black Sailors of the 1800s
  • Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s, Elephant & Castle, Notting Hill walks
  • The Black history of video games
  • Bablyon, Pressure and Horace Ove at the BFI Southbank
  • Black presence in the National Gallery
  • How to move to the Caribbean and live Good
  • Black history bus tour Sunday 22nd September

About the speaker:

Andrew Muhammad (The Investigator) is one of the United Kingdom’s leading Black History and Culture Specialists. His lively energetic presentations are designed to bring forth history and culture to the spectator allowing for a more enriched awareness of the universal contributions and achievements of a culturally diverse society.

Since 1994 Andrew Mhuammad has been conducting Hidden Truth Tours nationwide and internationally to Kemet (Egypt), Tunisia, Ireland and Spain. Andrew Muhammad has also designed what is widely known as the ‘Hidden Truth Movie Breakdown’. This delivery is based on the Chinese proverb that a picture paints a thousand words.

More info on Andrew Muhammad here