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17:30 - 19:30 9 October 2013
Filming the history of the Jamaican Maroons
Lecture Theatre 103, First Floor |
UCL – Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom
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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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