Historical Research and Documentary Film Data Management, 1 - 4 October 2018
16:00 - 18:00
History, Department of
Would you like to learn about the cultural memories of the largest Afro-Sri Lankan community surrounding song and dance?
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.
This session will include two screenings; 'Indian Ocean Memories and African Migrants' and documentary, 'The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali'.
The first screening will show; 'Indian Ocean Memories and African Migrants'. This film explores the cultural memories of the largest Afro-Sri Lankan community through song and dance. Researcher and director Shihan de Silva (SOAS) was involved with the film, and will be introducing and discussing the film with the audience afterwards. Questions can also be asked at the end.
The second screening will focus on the documentary; 'The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali'. The documentary tells the story of those who resisted slavery by escaping slave masters and founding new independent and free communities in the district of Kayes, in the first half of the 20th century. Researcher and director Marie Rodet (SOAS) was involved with the film, and will be introducing and then discussing the film with the audience afterwards. Questions can also be asked 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.