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‘Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s: Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race and Rights’ (British Academy, London)

May 24, 2016 @ 08:00 - May 26, 2016 @ 17:00

This conference – held in memory of American social activist, politician and leader in the civil rights movement Julian Bond (1940-2015) – brings together documentary filmmakers, activists, and film, history and media scholars. Its focus is films based in civil rights history and inspired by it. It promotes a trans-Atlantic exchange of ideas around film production, activist subjects, and historical research in the making of civil rights cinema, history and cultural memory. It examines race and rights – activism, massive resistance, film and visual cultures – to intervene creatively in the history of the 1960s and in the historiography of the civil rights movement.

Speakers include:

  • John Akomfrah OBE, Smoking Dogs Films
  • Dr Reece Auguiste, University of Colorado, US
  • Eduardo Montes-Bradley, Writer and director with Heritage Films Project at the University of Virginia, US
  • Professor Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University, US

Details

Start:
May 24, 2016 @ 08:00
End:
May 26, 2016 @ 17:00
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Website:
http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2016/Civil_Rights_Documentary_Cinema.cfm

Organizer

British Academy

Venue

British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences
10-11 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 7969 5200
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