You Hide Me Still : 50 Years On Webinar Series

You Hide Me: 50 Years On Webinar Series

In 1970 Ghanaian filmmaker Kwate Nii Owoo managed to enter the British Museum to make this short film about the valuable African artefacts held there.  His film is held in the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive (JGPACA), and together with partners the Africa Centre, SOAS University and AFFORD we bring you a series of Webinar’s in celebration of the 50th anniversary of that film and its prevailing argument for the restitution of African Art.  Panels will feature UK and international curators, filmmakers, artists, writers, cultural activists, museum professionals and academics, including the filmmaker himself.

Watch the film on Vimeo


Restitution and the curating and teaching of African Art

Date 7 October 2020, 5pm

  • Imruh Bakari – Chair (Filmmaker, writer and Senior Lecturer in Film Studies University of Winchester)
  • Didi Cheeka (filmmaker, Curator and archivist)
  • Awa Konate (writer, Curator, Founder of Culture Art Society (CAS)
  • Errol Francis (CEO, Culture& Org)
  • Dr Polly Savage, Lecturer in Art History of Africa, SOAS
  • Prof Kofi Opoku Asare (Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana)
  • Kwate Nii Owoo (filmmaker – You Hide Me, Founder of Media Research Unit, (IAS), University of Ghana)
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Restitution of African Art and the Moving Image

Date 20 October 2020, 3pm

  • Jihan El-Tahari – (Chair multi- award-winning film director, writer, visual artist and producer)
  • Didi Cheeka (filmmaker, curator rand archivist)
  • Onyeka Igwe (Visual and moving Image artist)
  • Onyekachi Wambu (Executive Director of Afford)
  • Kwate Nii Owoo (Filmmaker – You Hide Me)
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JGPACA & Africa Centre

Restitution: Africans involvement in deciding the future of part of their heritage and the role The Africa Centre can play in that process?

Date: 29 October 2020, 4:30pm

  • Uzoamaka Madu (Strategic Communications Consultant)
  • J C Niala (writer with a background in Anthropology:  at the Horniman Museum described asAfrican Collections Researcher and is coordinating the project Rethinking Relationships and Building Trust Around African Collections)
  • Sani Sani (Artist)
  • Michael Adeyemi (filmmaker)
  • Prof Yaw Owusu Frimpong (director School of Communication, Univ of Ghana)
  • Kwate Nii Owoo (filmmaker – You Hide Me, Founder of Media Research Unit, (IAS), University of Ghana)
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(Invitation only) Roundtable drawing together key outcomes from the Webinars & the production of a series of podcasts resulting from the series.

10 November 2020

With Art Fund Support:


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