This screening is part of The Black Curriculum Shine Together Season (The Black Curriculum Shine Together Season). This screening will include an introduction and post film Q+A hosted by Samuel Eni and two of Rocks leading actors, Bukky Bakray and Afi Okaidja.

Please note there will be no ads or trailers so the doors will open at 5.45pm and the event will start at 6pm.

The film follows teenager Rocks (Bukky Bakray) who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu) will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her life. ROCKS is a film about the joy, resilience and spirit of girlhood.

The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded in 2019 by Lavinya Stennett, working to teach and support the teaching of Black history all year round, aiming to empower all students with a sense of identity and belonging.

The films in this season represent the many ways we can see family; who we see as family and how family can affect relationships, loyalty and decision-making. These films can make us reflect on how we would react in these situations and who would be there for us. The big question is, who do we see as family and what makes them so? Kieran Watt, Head of Programmes,

The Black Curriculum Find out more about the season at

In partnership with Dark Matter.

  • Director :
  • Sarah Gavron
  • Starring :
  • Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes
  • Release Date :
  • 21 Jul 2023
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
  • Rate This Film :
  • Rating Description :
  • infrequent strong language, moderate sex references

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