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Slavery Routes – Black History Month at SOAS

Slavery Routes: 4 part Documentary Series (4×52′) Date: 8 October 2018Time: 7:00 PM Finishes: 26 October 2018Time: 9:00 PM Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Type of Event: Film Screening Dir. by Daniel Cattier, Juan Gélas, Fanny Glissant Producers: Compagnie des Phares et Balises, ARTE France, Kwassa Films, RTBF, LX Filmes, RTP, Inrap This is the story of a world whose territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy, that has been going on since the dawn of humanity. From the VIIth century on, and for over 1,200 years, Africa was the epicenter of a gigantic traffic of human beings traversing the entire globe. Nubian, Fulani, Mandinka, Songhai, Susu, Akan, Yoruba, Igbo, Kongo, Yao, Somali… Over 20 million Africans were deported, sold and enslaved. This criminal system thrived, laying the foundations of empires around the world. Its scale was such that for a long time, it has been impossible to relate it comprehensively. And yet, it raises a fundamental question: how did Africa end up at the heart of the slavery routes? Series convened by Dr Marie Rodet (SOAS Department of […]

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SEMINAR. SOAS African history seminar. Programme 2016-2017, Term 1

Programme of SOAS African history seminar 2016-2017, Term 1  We will start off with an exciting film series and panel discussions on “Slavery and the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective”, during the Black History month. In November we will then return to our usual business with one talk every 3-4 weeks until May 2017. If not indicated otherwise, the seminar takes place on Wed from 5 to 6.30pm in room FG01 (SOAS Faber Building). Programme Term 1: Thur 27 Oct: Slavery on Film: Past and Present Atlantic Links |5.30pm-8pm |Senate House, G22/26 (South wing) – Welcome address: Prof Philip Murphy (ICwS), Dr Marie Rodet (SOAS), Dr Shihan de Silva (ICwS) – Keynote lecture: Prof Ben Lawrance (Rochester Institute for Technology) ‘What viral videos convey about the anti-trafficking imaginary’ – Film: They Are We. Dr Emma Christopher (Sydney U). 2014. (77min) Fri 28 Oct: Filming Memories of Slavery (Brazil, India and Pakistan) | 5.30pm-8pm | Senate House, G22/26 (South wing) – Film: Other Africas: Unearthing ‘Afro’ Memories in Rio de Janeiro. Dr André Cicalo. 2016 (22min) Discussion with filmmaker Dr André Cicalo (King’s College London) – Film: Mor Sahib – The Saint crocodile (Pakistan). Till Passow. 2012 (20min) – Film: Voices of the Sidis. Ancestral Links […]

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