P27a - Colonial Film Archives (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 50min

Panel 27a - Colonial Film Archives: Interrogations and Interventions

Convenors: Emma Sandon (Birkbeck), Jacqueline Maingard (University of Bristol)

Short abstract: This panel invites contributions from film and audio-visual scholars, researchers, creative practitioners and archivists working in and with colonial film archives as a means of interrogating colonial histories.


  • Film infrastructures in colonial times: equipment dealers, film sponsors and mobile exhibition networks, India 1920s to 1950s
    Author: Ravi Vasudevan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies)

  • Wembley 1924-25: Africa and Africans in the Presentation and Performance of the British Empire
    Author: Imruh Bakari (University of Winchester)

  • One Family: Colonial Film, Imperial Images and the British Empire at Home
    Author: Ranita Chatterjee (University of Exeter)

  • Interrogating Missionary Films in British Colonial Film Archives
    Author: Emma Sandon (Birkbeck)

  • Among the Haji Jawa Again: Situating a Film from 1928 as Primary Source
    Author: Sandeep Ray (Singapore University of Technology and Design)

Find the papers’ abstracts here.

A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Please check the full schedule of live events and links to join here.

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