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British Nigerian activist, poet, and actor, Femi Nylander, brings attention to the forgotten victims of colonial atrocity in African Apocalypse, from the award-winning director Rob Lemkin.

Joseph Conrad’s seminal work, Heart of Darkness, serves as Nylander’s guide as he follows the trail of a 19thcentury French colonial military commander who burned his way across Africa. Tens of thousands were massacred in the name of colonial domination. With communities still devastated by a century-old atrocity speaking out for the first time, Nylander begins to question his own sense of belonging. This one-off screening marks the centenary of Joseph Conrad, who sailed across the world during the height of colonialism before settling in Kent to write novels, novellas and short stories based on his experiences. It will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director.


Supported by the Joseph Conrad Society

African Apocalypse + Q&A

Tue 4 June


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