Bringing to the Bodleian classics of Third World cinema as well as little-known films rarely available to view in the UK, Decolonisation in Motion explores how African decolonisation was imagined and represented at its high point in the 1960s.
What hierarchies did the end of colonial rule undo, and which ones remained? How were transnational solidarities forged, and what were their limitations? Who got to tell the story of decolonisation? Who did they tell it to? What kinds of aesthetic innovations were seen as embodying political transformations?
Organised by University College, Oxford, each screening includes an expert introduction by historians and film specialists, as well as a space for discussion and Q&A.
Tickets are free but booking is required for each screening.
This series features in the following public collections: