United Nations | September 2014

4 Sep 2014 -  Roundtable Discussion on the Representation of Slavery in Film. Participants:
Ambassador Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations and Chair, Permanent Memorial Committee, 
Vibeke Jensen, Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in New York 
And other guests, including: 
• Roy Anderson, Director of Akwantu: The Journey (2012) and Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (2015) 
• Mahen Bonetti, Executive Director, New York African Film Festival Inc. 
• Professor Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University 
• Haile Gerima, Director of Sankofa (1993) 
• Louis Gossett Jr., Academy-Award winning actor, Roots (1977) and The Book of Negroes (2015) 
• Damon D'Oliveira, Executive Producer of The Book of Negroes (2015) 
• Clement Virgo, Director of The Book of Negroes (2015) 
• Dr. Harold Weaver, The BlackFilm Project

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