“THE AFRICAN HISTORY OF SPORT” – The UK Premiere Screening!

UK Premiere Screening on Friday 6th April 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at University College of London (UCL), London

The African History of Sport: The UK Premier Screening.

“At least five thousand years ago, ancient African civilisations in KMT/Egypt, Nubia/Sudan, Ethiopia and Nile Valley East African kingdoms, invented a ‘Grand Philosophy’ which they called several names, including ‘Sewetwet’ and ‘Sedjay Her’.

For the peoples of the Nile, “Sewetwet” or “Sedjay Her”, was the ultimate union of brain, brawn and spirit. They used it for pleasure, leisure, Warcraft or military training, governance and foreign policy; and treated it on par with intellectual fields like: Religion, law, medicine, natural sciences, and Art. And certainly, a combination of all of the above.

These activities have become known and popularly practiced as Sport.

Today, few education systems in the world; if any, treat sport as a product of thought; for example, the British National Curriculum introduces sport to children, as physical education, or PE. Ironically, sport involves all intellectual properties or characteristics; but has never been treated respectfully by any ‘modern’ education system. Why is this?

Perhaps, this is because the “Grand Philosophy of Sewetwet” invented by Black Africans, did not survive invasion and colonisation by Greeks; or colonization and enslavement by Romans, Arabs and Western Europeans; all of whom destroyed the philosophical and spiritual premise of Sewetwet; and reduced it to physical activities for the brawny. This film revisits scenes of ancient glory” and introduces guests to the African History of Sport


Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed for historical record and uploaded to the World Wide Web. By attending and participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be filmed and waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image.

The African History of Sport is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

All screenings are FREE and will take place at the following venues:

  • East London Premiere Screening on Tuesday 1st May 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse in Hackney. Secure your FREE TICKET https://africanhistorysporteast.eventbrite.co.uk


For more information go to: Black History Studies

 Watch the trailer here:

African History of Sport Trailer 1’05” from Stephen Sklair on Vimeo.