Speak, Memory: A Screening and Conversation with John AkomfrahSpeak, Memory: A Screening and Conversation with John Akomfrahhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/168122KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2011-03-20T16:30:002011-03-20T19:00:00
March 20,2011 4:30PM–7:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
John Akomfrah OBE is an award winning filmmaker. His wide range of work is considered to be some of the most distinctive to be produced in British film culture over the last 20 years. In 1982, he co-founded the London-based media workshop Black Audio Film Collective to address issues of Black British identity through media. Sponsored by the Distinguished Visitors Program, the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center, Africana Studies, and the Mellon Foundation. Organized by Mellon Research Fellow Ruti Talmor.
The Genome Chronicles (2010, 40 mins)
Director: John Akomfrah, Producers: Lina Gopaul, David Lawson. The close deaths of artist Donald Rodney and John Akomfrah's mother led to the making of this poetic and meditative film on the connections between memory and identity.
Mnemosyne (2010, 40 mins)
Director: John Akomfrah, Producers: Lina Gopaul, David Lawson. The goddess Mnemosyne presides over memory. In this genre-bending film, Akomfrah uses her daughters, the nine Muses, as an ordering device for nine tone poems that explore migration and specifically the industrialized migrant population near Birmingham, England.
Black British Film: Notes on the Black Audio Film Collective
John Akomfrah in conversation with Professor of Anthropology and Director of Africana Studies Jesse Weaver Shipley.
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