Research Video Festival on the Slave Trade, Slavery and their Legacies

Country: France

City: Paris

Abstr. due: 01.02.2015

Dates: 01.05.15 — 01.05.15

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology; Law;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Research Center on Slaveries (CIRESC/France)


Over the last five years, the International Research Center on Slaveries (CIRESC/France) has organized the “Research video festival on the slave trade, slavery and their legacies”, in collaboration with the Oral History and Visual Studies Laboratory of the Federal University of Fluminense (LABHO/Brazil) and the Interuniversity Research Center on Literature, Arts and Traditions of the University of Laval (CELAT/Canada). Since its creation in 2008, this touring festival has been organized in France, the United Kingdom, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico, within an international network of collaborators.

The festival targets scholars or non-scholars conducting research in the social and human sciences on the slave trade, slavery and their legacies, and who are using videos to disseminate their findings. The main goal is to foster, circulate and promote the production of films on these issues.

The films, which will be selected by a committee of scholars and/or filmmakers, will be aired during the next festival, taking place in Paris in May 2015. The airings will be open to a wide audience. Each film will be followed with a discussion among scholars, filmmakers and experts of the various fields explored. Other airings will later be organized by collaborating institutions in other cities in France and abroad.

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