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.