Join the Archive to Blockbuster team for the first of two events that showcase the work of Black and Minority Ethnic historians as the source for a more inclusive film industry. At 'Songs on Namirembe Hill' Dr Eva Namusoke will pitch her research as the basis for a film set in Kampala, February 1977, in the final week of the life of Uganda's Archisbhip Janani Luwum. The film is ultimately a story of hope and courage in the face of fantastical tyranny, as seen through the eyes of the Ugandans who lived it. 'Songs on Namirembe Hill' moves the focus away from popular depictions of Idi Amin, to centre the story around the people who survived this period.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first- served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.