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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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Black History Month screenings at the University of Portsmouth

Black History Month screenings start this evening at the University of Portsmouth. Here is the full programme. Location: Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth (hosted by Portsmouth Film Society)   Wednesday, 5 October, 7pm GONE BY TOO FAR (2013), UK  88min (opening film event- supported by UoP and staff Multicultural Network) pre-drinks reception at 6.30pm When London teenager Yemi’s big brother comes to live with him from Nigeria, Ikudayisi’s terrible fashion sense, broad Yoruba accent and misplaced confidence with the opposite sex threaten to destroy Yemi’s already small amount of street cred. When the pair are forced to spend the day together on their Peckham estate Yemi is forced to confront local bullies, the unattainable girl of his dreams and his own African heritage, eventually teaching both of them the values of family and self-respect.   Wednesday, 12th October, 7pm THE HARD STOP (2016), 85min  UK – Documentary “The Hard Stop” is an intimate documentary revealing the story, away from all the press coverage, of Mark Duggan’s friends and family following his death. He was shot and killed in a Hard Stop police procedure in 2011, sparking the most violent riots in recent British history.   Wednesday, 19th October PRESSURE  (1976) UK, 120 min (Supported by UoP and Student […]

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