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17:30 - 19:30 9 October 2013

Filming the history of the Jamaican Maroons

Location

Lecture Theatre 103, First Floor | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Harcourt Fuller, Assistant Professor of History, Georgia State University

Filmed in Jamaica, Ghana, Canada and the United States, Akwantu: The Journey is an award-winning documentary on the Jamaican Maroons, rebel slaves of West African origin who defeated the mighty British military and formed autonomous communities in the rugged and remote interiors of Jamaica in the early to mid-18th century. The descendants of these communities still maintain their proud heritage today.

In this seminar, Harcourt Fuller, Educational Outreach Director for the film, will screen extracts from the documentary, discussing its making and the complex history, contemporary legacies and challenges of Jamaica's maroon communities.


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Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)203 108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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