Film screening: Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels

Film screening: Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels

Introduction and Q&A with Prof. Marcus Rediker, author of The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

Sunday, May 3, 2015
12:00 PM
Smith-Buonanno 106
95 Cushing Street

Prof. Marcus Rediker is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh.  His books and essays have been published in fourteen languages.  His most recent work is Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail (Beacon Press, 2014). He is producer of the prize-winning documentary film Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels (2014), directed by Tony Buba.

Tony Buba's Ghosts of Amistad chronicles a journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to interview village elders about local memory of the Amistad rebellion (1839), to search for the long-lost ruins of the slave trading factory Lomboko, and to recover a lost history from below in the struggle against slavery.

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This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.