First film screening: Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels (Tony Buba, 2014, 56 minutes).
Introduction by Leonora Masini, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Slavery and the Public Humanities at the CSSJ. The 30-minutes Q&A after the screening will host Prof. Marcus Rediker, Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is producer of the prize-winning documentary film Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels (2014), directed by Tony Buba.
This is the first of two screenings of “How We Remember: Colonialism and Slavery in Contemporary Nonfiction Films.” Tony Buba’s Ghosts of Amistad is based on Marcus Rediker’s The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Penguin, 2012). It chronicles a journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the rebels who captured the slave schooner Amistad, to interview elders about local memory of the incident, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began.
The event is free and open to Brown community members. Second film screening