Screening with Q&A: Pasts Presents - Memories of Slavery in Brazil

Historical Research and Documentary Film Data Management, 1 - 4 October 2018

  • Mon 1 Oct 18

    16:00 - 18:00

  • Colchester Campus

    LTB 10

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    History, Department of

Would you like to learn more about the history of slavery and popular culture in Africa?

A number of events will take place between the 1 - 4 October as part of a Knowledge Exchange, organised by the AHRC-funded project "Contemporary Capoeira in Rio de Janeiro, 1948-82."

This Knowledge exchange event will combine various activities (workshops, presenting research, round-table discussions) that are relevant for professionals in the area. Whilst training sessions, discussions and round-table discussions aim to address general issues and problems arising of the combined practice of research and film making, the main focus of the film screenings will focus on history of slavery and popular culture in Africa and its diaspora.

In this session, the film 'Pasts Presents - Memories of Slavery in Brazil' will be shownThe film documents the history of three communities, which have in common the jongo, an Afro-Brazilian art form considered immaterial heritage of Brazil.

Hebe Mattos (UFJF) and Martha Abreu (UFF) were both involved with the film as researches and directors, and will be attending the event. They will be introducing the film, and discussing the film with the audience afterwards. You will have the opportunity to ask them questions at the end. 

Each film screening session can be attended as a stand-alone event, or you can join all complementary film - screening sessions. Sessions are free to attend.