CSIS Public Lecture with Multi-Award Winning Writer and Director Amma Asante

5:00pm - 7:00pm / Friday 25th August 2017
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Centre for the Study of International Slavery
  • Suitable for: Anybody interested in the topic, including university staff and students and members of the public.
  • Admission: The lecture is free to attend and open to all, registration is essential. Please register for the lecture here.
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As part of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) and International Slavery Museum (ISM) 10 year celebrations, the University of Liverpool are hosting a public lecture with special guest speaker Amma Asante.

Amma Asante MBE is a multi-award winning writer and director. Amma’s films; A Way of Life (2004), Belle (2013) and A United Kingdom (2016) have led to Amma becoming the first black female director to win a BAFTA Film Award for writing and directing a film. Amma’s first film A Way of Life also saw Amma collect 17 international awards including the newcomer award at the BFI London Film Festival and Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the prestigious South Bank Show Awards.

During this special lecture Amma will discuss her work and address the challenges of dealing with memory, and historical injustice around racism and colonialism through the medium of cinema.

The lecture will take place 5-6pm followed by a drinks reception.

Please register for the lecture here.