A New Vision of Black Freedom: The Manning Marable Memorial Conference | April 26-29, 2012

Conversations with GIAN GODOY and ESTHER ANDERSON

Event Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 
758 Schermerhorn Ext.

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SPEAKER:  GIAN GODOY

TOPIC:   The 'lost' footage of Bob Marley.  Lost and found identities in the Americas

Gian Godoy (RIBA I) studied architecture with Enric Miralles in Barcelona and with Robert Mull in London. Cofounder of the architectural cooperative Wakapacha, an experimental practice for the development of architectural prototypes based on ancestral Inka civilization, ranging from installations on American Indian cultures to architectural manifestos. He has collaborated with the architectural practices of Enric Miralles & Carme Pinos, Ben van Berkel and Rem Koolhaas. His work as a filmmaker investigates the themes of identity and history in preColumbian societies of the Americas and the African Diaspora. His collaboration with Esther Anderson has produced two narratives that investigate the legacy of artists of African American, Caribbean and European ancestry: The Story of The Count of Monte Cristo was premiered in France, UK, Canada and the US, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the passing in 1807 by Parliament of the Slave Trade Act prohibiting British ships from transporting human cargo. In collaboration with the British Film Institute’s African Odyssey, Gian Godoy coauthored with Esther Anderson the award winning musical documentary “Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend,” an Official Selection at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and UNESCO Honor Award winner at the Jamaica Reggae Film Festival. The film is touring the United States, Canada, France and the UK as part of the 2014 Black History Month celebration.


Esther Anderson  is a NAACP Image Award actress, award winning filmmaker, photographer and lyricist. Cofounder of Island Records in the early sixties, Esther helped to create the Jamaican music and film industry over 40 years. A creative force behind the music career of pioneers of Jamaican music like Millie Small and Jimmy Cliff, Esther is credited with launching the international career of Bob Marley and The Wailers, creating the union between Reggae and Rasta with the iconic images of Bob’s first albums both as a photographer and artistic director, and collaborating with him in the creation of music anthems like “Get up Stand up, Stand up for your Rights,” “I Shot the Sheriff” and “War.” As an actress she has worked with Sir John Mills, Sidney Poitier, Stephen Boyd and Sammy Davis Jr. She has released two feature documentaries, part of a trilogy of films on artists of African descent who have made a major contribution to popular culture: “The Story of The Count of Monte Cristo,” a dramatised documentary on the life of Alexandre Dumas and her father General Dumas, and the musical documentary “Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend,” based on the lost footage she shot while working with Bob Marley and the Wailers in 56 Hope Road in 1973. She lives between London, Paris and New York.

 

Room 758 Schermerhorn Ext.
IRAAS Seminar Room
Columbia University Morningside Campus
Friday November 22, 2013 - See more at: http://www.iraas.com/node/346#sthash.zI7RZtLA.dpuf
Room 758 Schermerhorn Ext.
IRAAS Seminar Room
Columbia University Morningside Campus
Friday November 22, 2013 - See more at: http://www.iraas.com/node/346#sthash.zI7RZtLA.dpuf

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