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Film Screening: CONTRACT

28

May

On Thursday, May 28, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center will host Cape Verdean filmmaker and Stone Center Visiting Artist Guenny Pires for a virtual screening and Q&A session for the North Carolina premiere of his award-winning film CONTRACT. The virtual screening will take place at 12pm via Vimeo with a follow-up Zoom question and answer at 2pm EST with the director! You will receive a link to view the film on Vimeo.
CONTRACT, a 79-minute docudrama film explores aspects of the African Diaspora, history and culture that are not widely known or are normally overlooked in mainstream, popular and scholarly discourse. The film tells the compelling story of two African countries (Cape Verde and São Tome and Príncipe) forever linked by a history of poverty and slavery. It tells the story of Cape Verdean indentured servants who left their homes for a better life only to be bound by “contracts” that won’t ever be paid off. The film, at its heart, also documents the filmmaker’s journey to reunite his uncle, an indentured servant as well, with his family, 44 years after leaving home on a contract.
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Details

Date:
May 28, 2020
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://unc.live/2LP62C1

Organizer

Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone:
919-962-9001
Website:
www.stonecenter.unc.edu

Venue

Sonja Haynes Stone Center
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Phone:
919-962-9001
Website:
www.stonecenter.unc.edu

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