History on Film: Slavery & the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective – 3rd Series – Day 3

Event Date and time: October 31 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue details: Russell Square: College Buildings | Khalili Lecture Theatre | Torrington Square, London WC1H 0XG

Organisers: Centre of African Studies |Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies | Institute of Commonwealth Studies | History Department at SOAS

Event website: History on Film: Slavery & the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective – 3rd Series – Day 3

Event cost: Free

– Film: Ghosts of Amistad – In the Footsteps of the Rebels. Tony Buba. 2014 (56min)

This documentary by Tony Buba is based on Marcus Rediker’s The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012). It chronicles a trip to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the people who seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, to interview elders about local memory of the case, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began. The film uses the knowledge of villagers, fishermen, and truck drivers to recover a lost history from below in the struggle against slavery.

Introduction and discussion by Prof Marcus Rediker (University of Pittburgh)

This event has been possible with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (SOAS), Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies (SOAS), Centre of African Studies (SOAS) and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS)

Organised by Dr Marie Rodet (SOAS), Dr Shihan de Silva (Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Dr Pavarthi Raman (SOAS)

Organiser: Faculty Arts & Humanities(SOAS),Centre for Migration and Diaspora St.,Institute of Commonwealth St.

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