SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Abina and the Important Men (2017)

Abina and the Important Men
Director: Soumyaa Kapil

Date: 21 October 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 21 October 2019Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT)

Type of Event: Seminar

Abina and the Important Men (2017) 55 min.
Directed by Soumyaa Kapil

Abina and the Important Men is a lightly animated film adaptation of the award-winning graphic history by Trevor R. Getz and Liz Clarke.  It tells the story of Abina Mansah, a very real 19th century women in West Africa who challenged both the colonial system and institutions of enslavement.  The film is the product of a community of students and scholars from the departments of Africana Studies, Theater, Cinema, and History at San Francisco State University.

Followed by a Q&A with Trevor R. Getz.

Chair: Dr Marie Rodet (SOAS)

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