Rokhaya Diallo @iamhist2017 with her documentary “Not your Mama’s Movement”


"Not your Mama’s Movement" 

(in French: "De Paris a Ferguson : coupables d'être noirs"), 2015 

My name is Rokhaya Diallo, and I am a French Activist and Journalist 
who hasbeen fighting for racial, gender and religious equality. 
In 2005, the deaths of two innocent French young men of color, Zyed 
Benna and Bouna Traoré, inspired my stand against the racial 
oppression plaguing French society. 
Dissimilar to the United States, the victims of French police 
brutality are sorely neglected by the media and unnoticed on a 
global scale. I am committed to changing this. In the U.S, 
the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's murderer, and the failure to hold
white policemen responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and
Eric Garner triggered indignation across America. 
The ensuing demonstrations ushered in a new generation of Black 
activists. Mobilizing behind the #BlackLivesMatter campaign, 
social networks have become the battleground for challenging power
structures, policies, prejudices and attitudes. 
Viewing America's racial turmoil from a foreign lens, I wanted to 
meet these new emblematic leaders of the African American community. 
Traveling to Ferguson for the anniversary of Mike Brown's death, 
I was introduced by American activist Rahiel Tesfamariam, founder 
of Urban Cusp, to the leaders of Hands Up United and other
torchbearers for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Together we drew 
parallels between the racial struggles in the U.S. and France and 
devised visionary solutions to ameliorate the global Black 


Rokhaya Diallo, French journalist, writer and filmmaker, is widely recognized for her work in favor of racial, gender and religious equality. She is a BET-France host and has produced and/or directed documentaries, TV and radio programs. She published: Racism: a guide, France Belongs to Us; France: One and Multicultural and How to talk to kids about racism. She recently published a graphic novel “Pari(s) d’Amies” and released Afro! featuring Afro-Parisians who choose natural hairstyles. Rokhaya launched her global bilingual blog RokMyWorld Today, she lives between Paris and New York and continues her social activism while being a speaker around the world.

studentships: ‘Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination (MMPI): British Asian Memory, Identity and Community after Partition’

Capture d’écran 2016-09-01 à 14.38.08Just open: Four four-year funded studentships, attached to the five year research project ‘Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination (MMPI): British Asian Memory, Identity and Community after Partition’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust led by Dr Emily Keightley. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, this project explores cultural memories of Partition in the British Asian community. The four studentships explore: the communication of Partition memory online; women and embodied memories of Partition; Partition in the British media 1947-present; Intergenerational transmission of Partition Memory.

Studentships are based in The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, Loughborough University or in the Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University London.

Full details can be found here:

Dr Emily Keightley
Reader in Media and Memory Studies
MA Programme Director
Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
Department of Social Sciences
Loughborough University

Registration open: Second International Conference, Colour in Film, 27-29 March, 2017, London

Dear colleagues and friends,

registration for our Second International Conference, Colour in Film, is now open via, where you can also find the conference schedule and program.

Please help spread the word, such as by sharing Silent London’s recent and enthusiastic post,, or better still, consider joining us!

Colour in Film is an unique international event intended to foster and stimulate the interaction between the two vibrant, but still separate, colour film restoration and colour science circles.

The Second International Conference, Colour in Film, will take place from 27-29 March, 2017 at BFI Southbank and George Fox Room, Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ . It will cover the entire breadth of colour in moving images, from early (pre)cinema’s chromolithographic printing through the applied colours of tinting, toning and their Desmetcolor rendition, from chromogenic Agfacolor and Eastmancolor through the video- and film- based look of the golden age of British colour television and up to modern, current grading in the digital domain.

The conference will begin with an afternoon of screenings in the beautiful NFT3 theatre at BFI Southbank on March 27, followed by a full day of symposium sessions in Friends House, where we will conclude on March 29 with Sarah Street’s project workshop on the Eastmancolor revolution.

Colour in Film is aimed at everyone interested in colour in cinema, colour in cultural heritage, colour reproduction and restoration, and colour perception, whether a film restorer, archivist, historian, enthusiast, or a colour scientist.

The event is co-organised by the Colour Group (GB) and HTW – University of Applied Sciences Berlin, in cooperation with ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors (University of Zurich), the British Film Institute (BFI), and The Eastman Revolution project (University of Bristol).

Hope to see you in London!

Ulrich Ruedel

HTW – University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

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