Mandela Centenary Symposium Event
2018 is the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and in order to mark the occasion we are hosting a symposium in collaboration with the Centre of African Studies and Africa Week at the University of Edinburgh.
During the symposium we will screen excerpts from new documentary Nelson Mandela: A True Pan-Africanist, which explores Mandela’s legacy in South Africa and beyond. Through the footage we will discuss the notion of pan-Africanism with leading experts including director Faith Isiakpere and South African producer and activist, Firdoze Bulbulia. They will offer their insights on the concept of pan-Africanism through Mandela’s legacy, branching out its ideological premises and politics, its history, uses and challenges in a complex and diverse continent.
Nelson Mandela: A True Pan-Africanist will be screened in Filmhouse cinema on Weds 31 Oct.