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September 2013 17

  • Tuesday
    7:00 PM
    'Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa'
    The Department of Modern Languages presents "Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa"
    Full Description: The Department of Modern Languages presents "Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa." Exposing one of the most ignominious—and little-studied—events of the past 130 years, Joël Calmettes’s exemplary documentary chronicles the Berlin Conference on Africa. At this meeting, held at Chancellor Otto von Bismarck’s official residence in Berlin, the major European countries and the US divided up the vast continent for their own personal gain without the presence of a single African; proceedings which set in motion the ruinous colonization of Africa that would irrevocably and disastrously change the fate of that land. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Modern Languages, Department of Black Studies, Denison Film Society, Patty Foresman Foundation, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    Event Contact: Liz Barringer-Smith, 740-587-6643
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266