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Movements: The June Givanni Pan-African Cinema Archive

The Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image, The Peltz Gallery & The Hub: Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice, Birkbeck, are hosting a series of events in collaboration with the June Givanni Pan-African Cinema Archive and the University of the Arts, London (Chelsea).

The Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image, The Peltz Gallery & The Hub: Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice, Birkbeck, are hosting a series of events in collaboration with the June Givanni Pan-African Cinema Archive and the University of the Arts, London (Chelsea).

This will include exhibitions, screenings, and a roundtable discussion day-event which will run through-out October, 2014 at: Birkbeck, School of Arts, the Cinema and the Peltz Gallery, Gordon Square and the Triangle and Cookhouse galleries at the University of the Arts, London (Chelsea), Embankment.

  • 10 October, 6.00.p.m -8.00.p.m: Screening of Sambizanga (1972)
    June Givanni will present this award-winning film, which won the Golden Palm at the 1972 Carthage Film Festival. Based on a short novel by José Luandino Vieira, A Vida Verdadeira de Domingos Xavier/The Real Life of Domingos Xavier, the film follows the search by Xavier’s wife to find the Angolan rebel leader who is arrested, imprisoned and tortured by the Portuguese. Through Maria’s perspective, the film gives tribute to the heroic actions of Xavier who refuses to betray his comrades-in-resistance, and to those who committed themselves to fight in the liberation struggle.  The film ends with the MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) attack on the notorious prison of Sambizanga, Luanda in 1961, which marked the beginning of co-ordinated armed uprising in the ensuing war for independence from Portuguese colonial rule.
  • 18 October 2014: A one-day international roundtable discussion on the significance of the June Givanni Pan-African Cinema Archive
  • 24 October 2014: Screening of Cuba, An African Odyssey (2007)
    This documentary, made by Egyptian filmmaker, Jihan El Tahri, using film archive material, tells the little-known story of Cuba’s support for the African liberation movements. Hakim Adi, author of Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939, will respond to the film after the screening.
  • 7 November 2014: June Givanni presents the screening of two early films by award-winning Mauritanian filmmaker, Abderrahmane Sissako
    Abderrahmane Sissako's most recent film Timbuktu (2014) is nominated for the official competition at the London Film Festival. Sissako has become known for his quiet feature films minimal in dialogue and pace, yet visually stunning and effective in its storytelling.

There will be an accompanying exhibition of the June Givanni Pan-African Cinema Archive in the Peltz gallery, Gordon Square.

Movements: June Givanni Pan-African Cinema Archive continues with an exhibition and screenings at the University of the Arts, London (Chelsea), which opens on the 16th October and runs until 27th October, 2014.

Details of bookings for these events, the Triangle and Cookhouse screening timetable and visiting hours are on the attached E-Flyer.

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