Background and Scope
Cinematic Afterlives is a new research project and part of the Race and Society research cluster at the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar. Organized by Professor Trish Kahle, this initiative is more than a film series and aims to create a space for social engagement with cinema and the history of slavery in the Black Atlantic, using a variety of lectures and panels, film screenings, and audience discussions. The project will also encourage greater public attention to the connections between histories and afterlives of slavery in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds.
One of the key aims of this project is to facilitate sustained public dialogue on how history and memory in the Black Atlantic, as depicted through cinema, has shaped and been shaped by ongoing struggles for justice around the world, from the Black Lives Matter movement to demands for expanded rights and protections for migrants.
Commentary: “God Don’t Mean People to Own People”
Global Perspectives on Slavery and Freedom on Film April 13 7 PM Qatar time
Assistant Professor at Georgetown University- Qatar