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Global Cinema: Black History Month

Tuesday 11 October at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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The Global Lounge ‘Global Cinema’ offers you a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow film enthusiasts, watch critically-acclaimed movies and enjoy some popcorn!

As part of the Black History Month, the Global Lounge team is excited to welcome you to a screening of the critically-acclaimed Nigerian film ‘Elder’s Corner’, directed by a Nigerian director Siji Awoyinka.

From the colourful, celebratory sounds of Juju to the politicized urgency of Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have spearheaded some of Africa’s most prominent musical movements. Oftentimes, their work formed the backdrop against which the nation blossomed. So what happened to these pioneering artists who rose to prominence during the country’s halcyon years and continued to endure when it faltered?

At its heart, Elder’s Corner is not only a voyage of return and discovery, it’s an epic tale of survival and the undeniable power of music to reconnect the present.

The film screening will be followed by a short discussion hosted by Jacqueline Maingard,  Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Television.
Jacqueline joined the University of Bristol in 1998, having taught at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, prior to that. She is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town. She has had a wide range of experience in higher education in South Africa and the UK and also in NGOs in South Africa. Her research is focused on histories of cinema in Africa. She is currently leading a research project on ‘Histories and Afterlives of Colonial Film Collections’.

This event is organised in partnership with Afrika Eye Film Festival, which is taking place on 8 – 16 November. Please check their festival programme for more information.

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Details

Date:
Tuesday 11 October
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Venue

Global Lounge
Senate House, 1st Floor, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol, BS8 1TH
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Website:
www.bristol.ac.uk/global-lounge

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