You Hide Me – African Art in British Museums

Wednesday 2st October

This event includes a screening of two short films exploring African Art in British museums and the impact of colonialism on cultural traditions in African countries.

The first film – Challenging Neo-Colonialism (22 minutes) – was filmed by the Workers’ Film Association in Manchester in 1983 and features Ngugi Wa Thiongo, prize-winning Kenyan author. This is followed by You Hide Me (20 minutes) – made by Ghanaian filmmaker Nil Kwate Owoo in 1972, tracking the discovery of Ancient African art and artefacts in the basement of the British Museum.

The film screening will be followed by panel discussion and Q&A. Members of the panel include Emeritus Professor Gus John (tbc); Dr Nick Merriman (Director, Manchester Museum); Wowo Wauters (WFA); and chaired by Dr Paul Okojie (Law, Manchester Metropolitan University).

Joint event with North West Film Archive for Black History Month 2016.

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