Journey to Justice

Extraordinary conference on Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s at the British Academy, London 24-26 May 2016

Extraordinary conference with internationally acclaimed film makers, historians& activists on Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s: Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race and Rights at the British Academy, London 24-26 May 2016

This conference is co-sponsored by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Leicester and the University of Birmingham. For details of the programme and participants and to register:

http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2016/Civil_Rights_Documentary_Cinema.cfm

This conference – held in memory of American social activist, politician and leader in the civil rights movement Julian Bond (1940-2015) – brings together documentary filmmakers, activists, and film, history and media scholars. Its focus is films based in civil rights history and inspired by it. It will promote a trans-Atlantic exchange of ideas around film production, activist subjects, and historical research in the making of civil rights cinema, civil rights history and cultural memory. It examines race and rights – activism, massive resistance, film and visual cultures – to intervene creatively in the history of the 1960s and in the historiography of the civil rights movement.