Film screening of ‘1745’ and discussion around colonialism, slavery and resistance.
In 1745, while the Jacobites were fighting for the restoration of the Stuarts to the British throne, Scotland’s economy was increasingly dependent on the booming transatlantic slave trade. The year 1745 and the brutal suppression of the Jacobite Rebellion would be memorialized in Scottish history, while the stories of enslaved African people remained untold. Moyo and Morayo Akandé’s award winning film, 1745, enables us to enter the world of 18th century Scotland, but from a new perspective.
Chaired by The Hunterian’s Zandra Yeaman and featuring a special screening of the film, a panel of experts will examine some of the issues highlighted in 1745 within the context of Old Ways New Roads: Travels in Scotland 1720-1832. Q&A to follow.
Date & time: 2nd June, 2021 (19:00 – 20:30 UTC+08)