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Research Video Festival on the Slave Trade, Slavery and their Legacies

Festival de la vidéo de recherche sur les traites, les esclavages et leurs héritages

Festival do filme de pesquisa sobre o tráfico, a escravidão e seus legados

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Published on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Over the last five years, the International Research Center on Slaveries (CIRESC / France) has organized the “Research video festival on the slave trade, slavery and their legacies”, in collaboration with the Oral History and Visual Studies Laboratory of the Federal University of Fluminense (LABHO / Brazil) and the Interuniversity Research Center on Literature, Arts and Traditions of the University of Laval (CELAT / Canada). The festival targets scholars or non-scholars conducting research in the social and human sciences on the slave trade, slavery and their legacies, and who are using videos to disseminate their findings. The main goal is to foster, circulate and promote the production of films on these issues.

Announcement

Argument

Over the last five years, the International Research Center on Slaveries (CIRESC/France) has organized the “Research video festival on the slave trade, slavery and their legacies”, in collaboration with the Oral History and Visual Studies Laboratory of the Federal University of Fluminense (LABHO/Brazil) and the Interuniversity Research Center on Literature, Arts and Traditions of the University of Laval (CELAT/Canada). Since its creation in 2008, this touring festival has been organized in France, the United Kingdom, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico, within an international network of collaborators.

The festival targets scholars or non-scholars conducting research in the social and human sciences on the slave trade, slavery and their legacies, and who are using videos to disseminate their findings. The main goal is to foster, circulate and promote the production of films on these issues.

The films, which will be selected by a committee of scholars and/or filmmakers, will be aired during the next festival, taking place in Paris in May 2015. The airings will be open to a wide audience. Each film will be followed with a discussion among scholars, filmmakers and experts of the various fields explored. Other airings will later be organized by collaborating institutions in other cities in France and abroad.

Conditions for participation

Candidates must submit their 15 to 90-minute long films to the selection committee. Since the festival’s two official languages are French and English the films must be subtitled in at least one of those two languages. This language policy also applies to any appended documents.

The Committee does not impose any restriction as to the geographic areas chosen by filmmakers as long as the general thematic framework of the festival is rigorously upheld.

Guidelines submission

Applicants must fill in the form attached below and send it to the following e-mail address: contact.riff@gmail.com, stating “Film registration” as the e-mail subject.

Films must also be uploaded via wetransfer, vimeo or dropbox and the download link sent to the same e-mail address: contact.riff@gmail.com

The deadline for submission is February 1, 2015.

Scientific committee

  • Nathalie Collain (CNRS, CIRESC)
  • Myriam Cottias (CNRS, CIRESC)
  • Céline Flory (CNRS, Mondes américains-CERMA, CIRESC)
  • Ary Gordien (Université Paris V)
  • Hebe Mattos (Université fédérale de Fluminense, LABHOI)
  • Jean-Claude Penrad (EHESS, IMAF)
  • Brigitte Surugue (IRD)

Places

  • Paris, France (75)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, February 01, 2015

Keywords

  • Film, vidéo, traite, esclavage, héritage

Contact(s)

  • Céline Flory
    courriel : celine [dot] flory [at] ehess [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Céline Flory
    courriel : celine [dot] flory [at] ehess [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Research Video Festival on the Slave Trade, Slavery and their Legacies », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, January 06, 2015, https://calenda.org/309410

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