Screening - Barbara Harrell-Bond: a life not ordinary

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Barbara Harrell-Bond

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  • Everyone


Kennedy Room, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus


The opening event of this year's Oxford Human Rights Festival. Through the prism of an extraordinary life, this documentary explores the achievements of Barbara Harrell-Bond – academic, refugee activist and life-long advocate of refugee rights. The film takes us on a personal journey of a not-so-ordinary woman born in a remote town in South Dakota during the Great Depression. It traces her career from her initial engagement with the civil rights movement in the late Fifties, to her move to the UK in the mid-Sixties where she studied social anthropology at the University of Oxford, and then to her travels in West Africa where she carried out much of her academic research.

Film screening followed by panel discussion with Dr. Katarzyna Grabska and Professor Patricia Daley.

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