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18:00 - 22:00 27 April 2016
The African diaspora, the Afro-Question and the Moving Image in the Americas
Bloomsbury Theatre Studio |
UCL Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AH | United Kingdom
UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to support the multidisciplinary project 'The Other and the Moving Image' convened by Dr Vladimir Smith-Mesa (UCL SSEES - Library Services). The first of three events, an evening of talks and screenings, is a UK celebration of the 130th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Cuba which also serves to mark a significant date in the history of the Americas: the first visit of the first Afro-American US President, Barack Obama to Havana, Cuba.
Two short videos will be followed by presentations by guest speakers Dr Stephen Wilkinson (International Institute for the Study of Cuba); Dr Helen Yaffe (London School of Economics - LSE); Sheila Ruiz (Film Africa, the Royal African Society’s annual London Film Festival); Professor Ijeoma F. Uchegbu (UCL Pro-Vice-Provost for Africa and the Middle East) and Professor Kevin C. MacDonald (UCL African Studies Research Centre). Then the film 'De Cierta Manera' (Dir.: Sara Gomez; Cuba) will be screened.
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