Join us on November 16th for the first UK showing of the creative outputs from the RECLAMA project!
Since 2019, the transnational, decolonial feminist research project RECLAMA (Harnessing Afro-Ecuadorian Women’s Heritage), has been committed to documenting and celebrating the heritage of Afro-descendant and Black women in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. Young Afro Ecuadorian women from across Esmeraldas have been key to the success of the project, working as peer researchers to collect oral history interviews with older women in their communities. A group of peer researchers and interviewees worked together to produce a series of creative outputs, including artwork and short documentaries, celebrating diverse aspects of their collective heritage.
On 16th November 2022, we will be showcasing documentaries and artwork created on this project, focusing on themes including religious and spiritual practices, food and gastronomy, traditional plants and medicines, and aesthetics. This will take place at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1BB. The event will include a virtual Q&A with Ecuadorian partners, including Juana Francis Bone, Director of the Mujeres de Asfalto Collective, and two of the peer researchers from the project.
This event is free to attend. We will begin at 19:00, doors will open at 18:30.
The RECLAMA project is a collaboration between activists and academics from Northumbria University, Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, and the Mujeres de Asfalto collective. Funded by British Academy/GCRF. For more information about the RECLAMA project, please visit us on our Website, Twitter or Facebook.