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Living Cultures: Maasai Stories – Redress and Resilience (London, UK)
November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“We’ve had journalists come and go. We’ve had film crews, we’ve had photographers come and go, and we’ve seen how other people tell our story, and now it’s time for us to tell our own story”.
Samwel Nangiria, Maasai leader and participatory video hub leader.
InsightShare, Oakland Institute and Pitt Rivers Museum invite you to join us for an evening of discussion, film screenings and presentations with Maasai Elders and Community leaders from Tanzania and Kenya. We will explore the relationship between museum representations of Maasai culture and present-day struggles over land rights and protection of language and culture.
Living Cultures is a unique collaboration between Pitt Rivers Museum and InsightShare, working for the first time with Maasai communities from Tanzania and Kenya to reclaim the narratives behind the Museum’s collections from the region. Collaborating with museum curators to realign stories, attributions and descriptions of artifacts, the Maasai team will also showcase their powerful videos and discuss how the use participatory video to bring sharply into focus their current land rights campaign.
- Samwel Nangiria – Maasai activist and Director of NGO-Net, Loliondo, Tanzania
- Yannick Ikayo Ndoinyo, Kuweya Timan Mollel and Francis Shomet Ole Naingisa – Elders and Community Leaders, Loliondo, Tanzania
- Scholastica Ene Kukutia – Women’s rights activist, Kenya
- Anuradha Mittal – Executive Director, The Oakland Institute, US
- Laura van Broekhoven – Director, Pitt Rivers Museum, UK
- Paulina Feodoroff – Sámi Campaigner, Film and Theatre Artist, Finland
- Nick Lunch – Director, InsightShare, UK
Pitt Rivers Museum, Staples Trust, Bertha Foundation, Network for Social Change, The Built Environment Trust, The Gentlemen Baristas