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'Wandering Abroad' film screening and artist talk

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'Wandering Abroad' film screening and artist talk

Time: October 16, 2011 from 12pm to 1:30pm
Location: National Media museum / Ways of Looking Festival
City/Town: Bradford
Website or Map: http://www.nationalmediamuseu…
Phone: 0844 856 3797
Event Type: film, screening, and, artist, talk
Organized By: Ways of Looking Festival, Bradford
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2011

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Ways of Looking festival

Wandering Abroad, a film by Corinne Silva, focuses on David Oluwale, whose body was pulled out of the River Aire in 1969.

Oluwale travelled to England from Nigeria in 1949 with dreams of being an engineer. Arriving in Hull, he was sentenced as a stowaway to a term in Armley Gaol, Leeds. Twenty years later he was found drowned in the Aire, having being hounded by local police.

The film traces Oluwale's final journey down the river, but also narrates a journey through the city, a journey through time, resonant with the change wrought by contemporary urban development.

The screening of Wandering Abroad will be followed by a talk with Corinne Silva and Nigel Walsh (curator at Leeds Art Gallery).

Film installation commissioned by Leeds Art Gallery, supported by Arts Council England.


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