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Tobacco Slave film screening

UK premiere of 'Tobacco Slave' explores Bristol's history of tobacco production and links to the modern-day exploitation of tobacco farmers

  • 2 Nov 2023, 7.00pm to 2 Nov 2023, 9.00pm GMT
  • M Shed, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • This event is free

Join us for the first UK screening of 'Tobacco Slave,' followed by a panel discussion that includes the film's director, Roy Maconachie.

Speakers will confront how tobacco production can mean exploitation on tobacco farms and trap families in poverty, the role the tobacco industry plays in deepening inequity and consider Bristol's connections with tobacco production and its role in the transatlantic slave trade. Have these colonial practices really been abolished?

The film will be screened at 7.30pm, with a panel discussion and Q&A following afterwards. Drinks and a light buffet meal are included and served from 7pm.

This event will be held in person at M Shed, Bristol.

Tickets to the event are free and open to everyone - book now to secure your place.


The event is chaired by Councillor Asher Craig, Councillor for St George West and Deputy Mayor of Bristol. Hear from the film's director, Roy Maconachie, Filmmaker and Professor of Natural Resources and Development, University of Bath.

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M Shed Wapping Road Bristol BS1 4RN United Kingdom

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