LOST HISTORY FOUNDATION TO MAKE A PRESENTATION AT A CONFERENCE ON FREEDOM ROAD AND ITS INTERSECTIONS: THE STRUGGLES FOR THE LIBERATION OF SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA AND THEIR INTERCONNECTIONS TO BE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING IN SCOTLAND ON 15 JUNE 2019.
The Lost History Foundation has produced a video documentary to tell the story of the October 1967 Mwanza War. This film has local and international appeal in the way it connects the struggle against the totalitarian regime of Dr Kamuzu Banda and its linkages with the revolutions in Cuba, Algeria, South Africa and Mozambique.
The film tells the story from the perspective of the ‘Rebels’ (as the freedom fighters were then labelled as by the Dr Kamuzu Banda’s regime. The film also tackles the influence of the Apartheid Southern Africa, British Government and the USA Government during the cold war in Central and Southern Africa and in particular the divide between capitalism and communism.
All in all, the film demystifies the struggle against the dictatorship of Dr Kamuzu Banda and reveals that contrary to popular belief, there were many forces playing for and against Dr Kamuzu Banda and his dictatorship.
The film project attracted the attention of the Division of History and Politics in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling in Scotland.
Against this backdrop, the Stirling University Archives and the Division of History and Politics are hosting a one-day workshop called ‘Freedom Road and its intersections’ to be held on 15th June 2019 to engage on many interconnections between political activists and movements in Southern and Central Africa in the latter half of the Twentieth Century,.
For this conference, the Lost History Foundation has been invited to prepare and deliver make presentation drawn from the video documentary on the October 1967 Mwanza War.
This conference is expected to be attended by academics, students, historians at the University of Stirling and other universities in the UK, nationals from African countries residing in UK, civil society organizations in Scotland among others.