iMAGINE Festival: Legacy of Colonialism
25th - 30th March 2019 | 20 March 2019
The PFC has been working in partnership with the Museum of British Colonialism (MofBC) – an online archive created to gather, share, and comment on British colonial rule worldwide. The Museum has produced a documentary ('Operation Legacy') and exhibition which are intended to help those interested learn more about true nature of British colonial rule worldwide.
A panel discussion will take place in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Falls Road, Sat 30th March: 2.00pm – 4.00pm with speakers:
Paul O'Connor (PFC)
Bill Rolston (TJI, UU) https://www.ulster.ac.uk/staff/wj-rolston
Luna Diaz (MofBC) https://www.museumofbritishcolonialism.org/
The 30 minute documentary 'Operation Legacy' will also be screened at this event
This event is FREE but you can book tickets in advance here: https://getinvited.to/imaginebelfast/the-legacy-of-colonialism/
Both the PFC and MofBC will also have an exhibition & screening of 'Operation Legacy' running from Monday through Saturday at An Cultúrlann during the festival 25th – 30th March: 9.00am – 5.00pm
The Museum of British Colonialism has been researching the impact of British Military repression in Kenya against the Mau Mau guerilla movement. Brigadier Frank Kitson, who arrived in Belfast in the early 1970’s, first developed his counter-insurgency strategies against the Mau Mau in Kenya. The PFC has also been researching the linkages between military policies used in Northern Ireland in the early 1970’s and military policies in Cyprus, Kenya, Malaya, Aden and elsewhere.
At the panel discussion, speakers from PFC and the Museum of British Colonialism will discuss the legacy of colonialism and the failure to reflect the impact of colonialism both in the body politic and within education structures. The MofBC will also air their documentary Operation Legacy (30 mins).