The three day conference in October 2015 was filmed and edited by First Cut Media incl videos: Akala, Kadija George, Umar Johnson, Temi Mwale, Hakim Adi + others. There is a key edited documentary and also a documentary about young people’s reflections. Then the entire conference has been documented and can be viewed in five sections (see below). The conference was also WEBCAST on Saturday 17th and these are available to watch at https://firstcutmedia.com/pac45-young-roots/conference/webcasts/
Documentary: Manchester Pan-African Congress Conference
Here is the main edited documentary produced by First Cut about the conference and its background. Presented by Denise Southworth, this documentary looks at Garveyism and the Pan-African Congress Movement. Interviews with Dr. Omar Johnson, Pro. Hakim Adi, Lee Jasper, NaaAquah, Sai Murray and Temi Mwale on the subjects of Climate Change, Race, the Future, Independence, Reparations, the Future and Identity.
The edited videos which document the entire conference are in four parts, plus a fifth video of Akala’s unedited presentation:
Day 1: 16th October 2015
Pan-African CongressConference Day 1 – Youth Conference hosted by Jordon Stephen president for the Manchester Metropolitan Students Union and one of the youth conference organisers and by Naa Aquah General Secretary of the Students Union and one of the youth conference organisers. Presentations and discussions on Pan-Africanism and the future, Q/A panel with Dr.Umar Johnson, Kadija George, Geoff Thompson, Pro. Hakim Adi and Rameri Reshkhi Moukam.
Day 2 (part 1): 17th October 2015
Pan-African Congress Conference Day 2 (pt 1) – In this video, Pro. Hakim Adi talked about the Significance of the Pan-African Congress held in Manchester in 1945 – Cecil Gutzmore on Marcus Garvey and Revolutionary Pan-Africanism – Sir Geoff Palmer on The wonders of Science and Technology – Lee Jasper on Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century and the case for Reparations – Viv Ahmun on Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: Bad Boy Social Action
Day 2 (part 2): 17th October 2015
Pan-African Congress Conference Day 2 (pt 2) – In this video Zita Holbourne talks on the subjects of the Trade Unions, racism and grassroots activism – TemiMwale, Youth at the Forefront – Dr Omar Johnson, Pan-Africanism A Global Affair.
Day 3: 18th October 2015
Pan-African Congress Conference Day 3 – In this video Kadija George talks about Women in Pan-Africanism – Sai Murray talks about Climate Change, Justice and Reparations.
Day 3: 18th October – a hidden gem among the videos: AKALA’s presentation (unedited)
Pan-African Congress Conference Day 3 with Akala – Akala talked about many issues very relevant to our contemporary lives and used his own upbringing and mixed ancestry into the subject. Critical perspectives on education, identity, history, representation, white supremacy, right wing white propaganda.
Due to technical issues on the day, of all the videos Akala was filmed without notice on the spur of the moment by Kooj Chuhan (Metaceptive Media) with a DSLR camera on a monopod he luckily had with him, apologies for the occasional camera shake.