For Immediate Release
August 24, 2015
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
(860) 246-1553 ext. 116
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the film screening starting promptly at 7 p.m. The Q&A session will begin around 8 p.m., with the event ending by 9 p.m.
interviewed village elders about the local memory of the famous 1839 Amistad Rebellions and searched for the long-lost ruins of the Lomboko slave trading factory where the Amistad captives were held prior to their Atlantic voyage.
The film screening will take place in the Courtroom of Connecticut’s Old State House, the very same room in which the Amistad men and children made their first court appearance during the Amistad
trials. Rediker will introduce the film and take part in a Q&A session where audience members can ask questions and share their feedback on his book, the film and our local memory of the Amistad Rebellion and trials. This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the film screening starting promptly at 7 p.m. The Q&A session will begin around 8 p.m., with the event ending by 9 p.m.
Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required. You can register here.