History on Film: Slavery & the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective – 3rd Series – Day 1

Event Date and time: October 27 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue details: Senate House Room: G22/26 (South wing) | University of London, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Organisers: Centre of African Studies | Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies | Institute of Commonwealth Studies | Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Event website: History on Film: Slavery & the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective – 3rd Series – Day 1

Event cost: Free

– Welcome address: Prof Philip Murphy (ICwS), Dr Marie Rodet (SOAS), Dr Shihan de Silva (ICwS)

– Keynote lecture: Prof Benjamin N. 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)

Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade for 170 years sing and dance its way back together? THEY ARE WE tells the story of survival against the odds and how determination and shared humanity can triumph over the bleakest of histories.

Panel discussion: Prof Benjamin N. Lawrance (RIT)

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