From January 31 to February 5, 2010, the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples will present The International Research Film Festival: Slavery, Memory, Heritage and Contemporary Forms.
Funded in part by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the festival addresses issues of slavery in its past and contemporary forms. Films also explore issues of culture, memory and citizenship among descendants of African slaves in several different societies worldwide. Other editions of the festival will run concurrently in Paris, France; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Quebec.
Screenings will run between 1 to 9 pm each day in the Nat Taylor Cinema and in 280N York Lanes, located on York's Keele Campus. For the festival program, specific screening times and other information, visit the Tubman Centre's Web site.
All screenings will be run free of charge.