2015 John O'Connor Film Award Winner, Documentary: Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels
Tony Buba, director; Marcus Rediker, producer (2014)
Ghosts of Amistad documents historian Marcus Redikerís road trip through Sierra Leone, listening to the African side of slaveryís living past, to find traces of memory about the 1839 Amistad mutiny. Through innovative oral history methods and factual sleuthing, the filmmakers present a compelling portrait of historians at work in todayís world.
Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh, and Philip Ethington, University of Southern California, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.