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Benjamin Stora : l’engagement de l’homme, l’œuvre de l’historien, Conférence internationale, MUCEM (Marseille) 31 May 2018

Ce colloque international est organisé en l’honneur de l’historien Benjamin Stora. Éminent spécialiste de l’histoire coloniale et de l’immigration, il nous lègue un héritage d’envergure. Cette journée réunira, autour de l’œuvre de l’historien, ses pairs et ses élèves, ses compagnons de route et les acteurs des champs académique, culturel et militant qui travaillent sur les sociétés postcoloniales. Cet événement permettra de rappeler les apports historiographiques et les avancées sociétales obtenus grâce aux travaux pionniers de Benjamin Stora, mais aussi de tracer les perspectives de recherches qui en sont les héritières. Programme31mai2018-STORA Read more Originally published on MUCEM

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“Narrating Migrations”(3) Jakob Preuss, director of WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA: JOURNAL OF AN ENCOUNTER

In the second podcast from the workshop ‘Narrating Migrations’, held at the University of Portsmouth on 15 March 2017, documentary-filmmaker Jakob Preuss talks about his experiences filming When Paul Came Over the Sea (2017). The film charts the growth of an unusual but very real friendship in the context of the ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean.  The film shows Paul, who has made his way from his home in Cameroon across the Sahara to the Moroccan coast where he now lives in a forest waiting for the right moment to cross the Mediterranean. This is where he meets Jakob, a filmmaker from Berlin, who is filming along Europe’s borders. Soon afterwards, Paul manages to cross over to Spain on a rubber boat. He survives – but half of his companions die on this tragic 50 hour odyssey. Held for two months in a deportation centre, upon his release Paul meets Jakob again at a shelter for migrants in Southern Spain. When Paul decides to continue on to Germany, Jakob has to make a choice: will he become an active part of Paul’s pursuit of a better life or remain a detached documentary filmmaker?     Jakob Preuss is a documentary […]

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