Screening with Q&A: Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners

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

  • Wed 3 Oct 18

    17:00 - 19:00

  • Colchester Campus


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Attend our screening of 'Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners' followed by a Q&A session.

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 documentary is based on results of two research projects coordinated by Professor Catherine Hall, funded by ESRC and AHRC (2010-2015), that examined British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833. In the film, historian David Olusoga looks at the abolition of slavery in Britain and the extraordinary choice by the government of the day to compensate slave owners for their loss of 'property'.

Director James van der Pool, will be introducing and 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.