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The Guerrilla History Film Forum: Struggles for Equality

Agnes Etherington Art Gallery

The struggle for equality and freedom has taken many forms globally. One crucial component of this history has been resistance to colonial violence and the legacies of racism. The films in the series engage these histories, make vivid the experiences of colonialism and the complexities of liberation struggle. These films invite a conversation about the present path toward a future of global equality. The series will culminate with a panel discussion of the movies (featuring Karen Dubinsky, Adnan Husain, and Amitava Chowdhury) and will air on YouTube and the Guerrilla History podcast. Learn from the films and join the discussion!

Part of Queen's Global Summer.


Register to reserve your seats for free:

July 24 @ 2 PM - 

Wonderous Oblivion (2003)

Director: Paul Morrison

Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill. So when a Jamaican family moves in next door and builds a cricket net in the back garden, David is in seventh heaven.


July 31 @ 2 PM - 

Burn! (1969)

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

During a slave revolt in 1844, a British mercenary helps an Antilles island colony gain its independence from Portugal, but years later he returns to manhunt a local rebel army leader and former friend. 


August 7 @ 2 PM - 

Z (1969)

Director: Costa-Gavras

The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it.

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