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Hidden Histories: Discovering Indigenous London
Sat 27 May 2017, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
HIDDEN HISTORIES: DISCOVERING INDIGENOUS LONDON
Director: Michael Walling
Hidden Histories: Discovering Indigenous London represents an exciting new departure for Border Crossings - its first documentary film, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance.
Responding to 2015's incredible Origins Festival, the film unearths the stories of indigenous people who travelled to London from the 15th century onwards. The extraordinary tales of Pocahontas, Jospeh Brant, Bennelong and Mai are placed alongside indigenous travellers from our own day, offering a timely re-assessment of our city and its relationship to the lands it once colonised.
Written and directed by Michael Walling, photographed and edited by John Cobb, and produced by Marine Begault; the film was made in collaboration with the Open University, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.