Short series of Screenings/Events to mark the 50th anniversary of 1966 Dakar Festival

 



As part of Black History Month, Professor David Murphy (University of Stirling) will be organising a short series of events/screenings, over the next few weeks, marking the 50th anniversary of the First World Festival of Negro Arts, held in Dakar in 1966.

On 14 October, ‘Dakar 66: Fifty Years on’, at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, will feature 2 documentary films on the festival, accompanied by a panel discussion featuring David Murphy (Stirling), Ruth Bush (Bristol) and Alan Rice (UCLAN): www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/events/displayevent.aspx?EventId=30974.

On 28 October, a symposium, ‘Havana-Dakar 1966: Capitals of an artistic and political revolution’, will be held at the University of Edinburgh. It will feature screenings of two documentary films on the 1966 festival: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-havana-dakar-1966-capitals-of-an-artistic-and-political-revolution-tickets-28187055241.

Finally, on 30 October, the Africa in Motion Film Festival will screen documentaries on the ‘Za├»re 74’ Festival (held in conjunction with the famous ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ fight between Ali and Foreman) and the 1966 festival: www.africa-in-motion.org.uk/programme/edinburgh/?date=2016-10-30.

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