Film Screening & Discussion: Ghana’s Electric Dreams

Ghana’s Electric Dreams presents a history of the roots and wide-ranging impact of the famed hydroelectric Akosombo Dam, Ghana’s most ambitious development project. R. Lane Clark (Independent Film Maker) and Stephan Miescher (History, UCSB) will respond to comments from Boatema Boateng (Communication, UC San Diego). Mona Damluji (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) will moderate. Ghana’s Electric Dreams was directed and edited […]

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Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games

You are invited to join us for the third meeting of the Colloquium for Latin American and Caribbean History as we welcome Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall from the California State University, San Marcos who will be presenting a paper entitled “‘Slave Revolts on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Videogames”. The lecture considers existing films and video games on the Haitian Revolution in light of […]

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Film Showing: Run Boy Run

film still of a boy and a dog from film Run Boy Run

Kristallnacht Commemoration and Santa Barbara Premiere Winner of 10 Film Festival Audience Awards   A superlative saga of courage and compassion, Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith. Escaping the Warsaw ghetto at the […]

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