[Mansa-l] ANN: The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali

Marie Rodet mrodet at hotmail.com
Thu May 22 13:00:22 CDT 2014

The documentary film 'The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali' is now available on DVD.A film directed by Marie Rodet
Synopsis:The African slave trade was officially abolished in French Soudan (present-day Mali) by the colonial authorities in 1905, but effective emancipation of formerly enslaved populations was in fact a lengthy process, the repercussions of which were still felt long after Mali’s independence in 1960.The documentary tells the story of those who resisted slavery by escaping slave masters and founding new independent and free communities in the district of Kayes in the first half of the 20th century. The film presents a unique audio-visual archive of slave emancipation.
To order a copy, please contact Marie Rodet (mr28 at soas.ac.uk)
Dr Marie Rodet
Lecturer in the History of Africa
School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H 0XG
Phone: +44 (020) 7898 4606
Email: mr28 at soas.ac.uk
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