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OTHER AFRICAS: UNEARTHING ‘AFRO’ MEMORIES IN RIO DE JANEIRO

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History on Film: Slavery & the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective – 3rd Series – Day 2

Event Date and time: October 28 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue details: Senate House Room: G22/26 (South wing) | University of London, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Organisers: Centre of African Studies |Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies | Institute of Commonwealth Studies | Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Event website: History on Film: Slavery & the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective – 3rd Series – Day 2

Event cost: Free

– Film: Other Africas: Unearthing ‘Afro’ Memories in Rio de Janeiro.
Dr André Cicalo. 2016 (22min)

In 2011, a Circuit of African Heritage was established in the harbour area of Rio de Janeiro, after the archaeological discovery of slave trade docks dating back to the early nineteenth century. This initiative officially breaks with the general obscurity of black history in Rio.

Discussion with filmmaker Dr André Cicalo (King’s College London)

– Film: Mor Sahib – The Saint crocodile (Pakistan). Till Passow. 2012 (20min)

In the mystical Islamic belief of Sheedi tribe descending from Africa, the most desired wish could be fulfilled, if the holy crocodile Mor Sahib eats sacrificial offerings. On his hundredth birthday, pilgrims assemble in the shrine of Saint Mangho in South Pakistan to attain collective trance, ecstasy and spiritual healing.

– Film: Voices of the Sidis. Ancestral Links (India). Beheroze Shroff (UC Irvine). 2006 (26min)

In this entertaining portrait of an urban Sidi family in Bombay, India the father traces his ancestry to Zanzibar, Africa. Heena the daughter, Babubhai the father and Fatimaben the mother discuss their lives and work and issues of identity as Sidis.

Panel discussion: Dr David Taylor (ICwS), Alice Albinia, Author of ‘Empires of the Indus’

  

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