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Documentary Night: We come as friends
Monday 6 April, 20:00 - 22:00
On this Monday, the Activities Committee had organised a lecture by Dr Michael Amoah, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the London School of Economics. As a specialist on international relations, politics and Africa, Dr Amoah investigates nationalism, nation-states and globalism in Africa. His latest book
“The New Pan Africanism: Globalism and the Nation-State in Africa” explores the flaws behind the political infrastructure in many African states, regional conflicts, and gives recommendations to restructure the African Union to enable it to effectively respond to these challenges. It is available online via the University of Groningen library.
Because due to the ongoing corona restrictions Dr Amoah will sadly not be able to join us anymore. Instead, we will show the documentary “We come as friends”, directed by Hubert Sauper. Set in South Sudan just after the country gained its independence, the documentary explores the stakes of the many different parties involved – Chinese oil workers, UN peacekeepers, Sudanese warlords, American evangelists and the Sudanese population. The documentary was nominated for an Academy Award and won several prizes at film festivals across Europe, among which the Berlinale’s Peace Film Prize and the Vienna Film Prize.
Instructions on how to join the documentary night will be posted on the SIB Facebook page on Monday at 19:30.