About The Elders

Following a period of research and development working with the Malcolm X Elders Group based at the Malcolm X Centre in St Pauls Bristol, Lisa May Thomas produced The Elders - a dance film with a specially composed musical score.
The film celebrates the Elders‚ community, history and culture, and through movement, music and dance, draw on their memories and past experiences. The piece explores their childhood experiences, much of which has been influenced from their migration during the 1950s and 60s from Black communities of the Caribbean, to cities across Britain; and their more recent experiences living as part of the community in Bristol. Documentation of The Elders film as it developed can be found in the 'Making the Film' section.

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