Black History Month 2023

7 March 2023 at 17:00 - 19:00 UAntwerpen city campus, Rodestraat 14 - R.008

- The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy welcomes you to the city campus on 7 March for the film screening of 'Gurumbé'. Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. Yet theorists have from the beginning discounted the Afro-Andalusians' fundamental contribution to this art form.The commercial exploitation of the American colonies brought hundreds of Africans to Spain to be sold as slaves, forming a population group that over time managed to carve out a place for itself in a society full of racial prejudice. Music and dance were a fundamental part of their expression and the main affirmation of their identity. With the disappearance of the black population from Spain in the late 19th century, their contribution to this particular art form also disappeared. In Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories, their story is finally told.The film will be introduced by Christiane Stallaert.Directed by M. Angel Rosale, Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Senegal, 2016, 72 min.

15 March 2023 at 19:30 - 21:30 UAntwerpen city campus, Rodestraat 14 - R.008

- La Noire de ... (FR/SN, 1966, 60', OVFR, st - ond EN), Ousmane Sembène's first feature film, played an important role in the development of African cinema and succeeds in laying bare the post-colonial dynamics of dehumanisation, ethnicity, class and gender. 

Diouana, a young woman from a Senegalese village, daily roams Dakar in search of work. Despite many other unemployed women, she is 'chosen' as a nanny by a wealthy French family because of her submissiveness. When she is allowed to live with them in France, a dream seems to come true. A dream that soon turns into a nightmare. Introduction by Ilja Van Damme and follow-up discussion with Pierre-Antoine Vettorello, Matthias De Groof and Kathleen Gyssels.After the performance, we invite all participants to a reception.