Art and ways of knowing in Uganda

A screening and discussion of two short films developed in response to a workshop with artists and activists.

This event will include a talk given by Ruth Kelly on two Ugandan films produced after a research-led workshop carried out by a group of academics and activists in Kampala in July 2017. The workshop’s aim was to explore how art could help us imagine and inhabit new ways of being, feeling and knowing, opening space to dream up visions of a more just and sustainable world.

The films discussed will be 'Should I stay or should I go’ - a video collage of performances of a poem by Helena Okiring about diaspora and politics, composed and performed during the workshop in each of the different Ugandan languages that participants spoke, produced by Emilie Flower; and the second, ‘Communion,’ a short film reflecting on performance and reality, written and produced after the workshop by Patience Nitumwesiga.

Patience will lead the Q&A session.

Location details

LHRI (Seminar Room 1)