The 129th Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Film Festival

Debbie Ann Doyle, November 2014

The theme of the AHA’s ninth annual film festival will be Protest and Resistance.

Organizers Jason M. Kelly (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) and Alex Lichtenstein (Indiana University, Bloomington) have selected a diverse group of films addressing this theme in a global context. Screenings will be followed by discussions hosted by filmmakers and historians.


Imbabazi: The Pardon

Friday, January 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Hilton, Murray Hill B

Joel Karekezi, producer, director, and writer; Miriam Odaka and Masarait Kashmiri, coproducers (Ndolo Films, a Karekezi Film Production; released in 2013)

The coproducers of the film will lead a discussion after the screening.


Photo by John Rice, © 2014, University of Pittsburgh. All Rights Reserved.

Ghosts of Amistad

Saturday, January 3, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Hilton, Rendezvous Trianon

Tony Buba, director; Marcus Rediker, producer (2014)

Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh, and Tony Buba, filmmaker, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.

The Guguletu Seven

Saturday, January 3, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Hilton, Rendezvous Trianon

Lindy Wilson, producer and director (Lindy Wilson Productions, 2000)

Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, University of Minnesota, and Hlonipha Mokoena, Columbia University, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.


Credit: Kudos Family AS

The Gulabi Gang

Sunday, January 4, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Hilton, Gramercy Suite B

Nishtha Jain, director and writer (Piraya Film, Final Cut for Real, Raintree Films, 2010)

Cosponsored by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Arts and Humanities Institute


Credit: Raines family


Sunday, January 4, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Hilton, Gramercy Suite B

Johanna Hamilton, producer, director, and writer (Fork Films, Big Mouth Productions, Motto Pictures, Candescent Films, 2014)

Johanna Hamilton, producer, director, and writer; Betty Medsger, journalist; and Beverly Gage, Yale University, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.

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