Film Screening: The Mayor's Race

Arts Building Main Lecture Theatre (Room 120) at the University of Birmingham
Wednesday 30 October 2019 (15:00-17:00)

In celebration of Black History Month, the School of History, Arts, and Cultures together with BRIHC is holding a special screening of THE MAYOR’S RACE, a new documentary film about local politics, race, and society.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with filmmaker Rob Mitchell.

Marvin Rees is a ‘mixed race’ man in his 40s. Having experienced poverty and racism in his life, he wants to shape the society he lives in and believes political office will give him the power to do so.

In 2012 he runs for mayor in Bristol, UK. The journey into politics hits him with rejection, failure and an inner struggle that eventually leads to the biggest challenge of his life. THE MAYOR’S RACE is about the desire to overcome doubt and the boundaries between social background and power.

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