Penn Film Premiere: African Independence _ by Penn Museum

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium, 3260 South Street,
Philadelphia, PA
United States

African Independence, a feature length documentary written, directed, and produced by University of Pennsylvania professor and PBS’ History Detectives host Tukufu Zuberi, has won awards and kudos internationally since its January 2013 premiere at the San Diego Black Film Festival.  

African Independence explores the epic, evolving story of Africa today, told through the lens of four watershed events—World War Two, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, and the era of African Republics—events that have redefined a continent once wracked by enslavement and shaped by European colonization.  
The film, a highlight of the International Conference on the state of the field of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, is presented at the Penn Museum, where Dr. Zuberi’s current exhibition, Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster, is on view through March 2, 2014.  Dr. Zuberi offers an introduction to the film.  
Admission free;
It will begin with brief remarks by Penn President Dr. Amy Gutmann and filmmaker Dr. Tukufu Zuberi at 5:00 pm. After the film there will be a Q and A opportunity.
online reservations highly recommended:
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Arts & Culture
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