Footprints of Pan Africanism
DIRECTOR: SHIRIKIANA AINA
CAST: KOFI AWOONER, DOCTOR ROBERT E. LEE, CECILE MCHARDY
Q&A with Michelle Materre of Creatively Speaking and Kazembe Balagun following the 4:30pm screening on Saturday, December 1.
This soul-stirring documentary looks back to the jubilance of Ghana’s liberation out from under its colonial yoke, when Africans on the continent and throughout the Diaspora participated in building a new nation. Their efforts were rooted in the determination to reassert Black people’s humanity and recover from the impact of slavery and European rule, all of which constituted an essential part of the global Pan-African vision for freedom. Footprints is a cinematic celebration and a provocation, passing the baton of the great Pan-African dreamers to a new generation.
Screening as a part of Double Exposure.
Kazembe Balagun recently contributed an essay on “We Be Reading Marx Where We From: Socialism and the Black Freedom Struggle” to the book Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA (2014). He is now the Project Manager North America / United Nations for Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York City.