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Site Platform Film Screening: Paul Robeson Research Station


Sonya Dyer

9 Feb


Sonya Dyer Paul Robeson Strasse Video still 2010 Courtesy the artist

Sonya Dyer Paul Robeson Strasse Video still 2010 Courtesy the artist

Song of Freedom (1936)
Wednesday 9 February 6pm

In conjunction with Sonya Dyer’s Site Platform Paul Robeson Research Station, which takes place 1-19 February, there will be two films shown starring Paul Robeson, each followed by a discussion with an invited speaker.

Paul Robeson Research Station presents a series of screenings, discussions and live mapping, culminating in a choral performance. Paul Robeson (1898 – 1976) was an American actor, singer, scholar, athlete, writer, lawyer, trade unionist and social justice advocate. The son of an escaped slave, he was at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Despite being a beloved international figure during his lifetime, he was persecuted and virtually erased from ‘mainstream’ US culture. Through discursive platforms, tomato growing and using the idea of the ‘anthem’ as a transnational symbol, the project aims to explore the legacy of Robeson as a symbol of workers solidarity, social justice and internationalism.


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