Kanraxel: the Confluence of Agnack

Tue 8 Sep 2015, 18:00 - 19:30

The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

This film screening of a unique documentary about linguistic and cultural diversity in a small village in Southern Senegal tells the story of the people of Agnack as they laboriously prepare for a once in a lifetime event - an event that gathers relatives from near and far for days of eating, drinking, dancing and sacrifice in celebration of the village's late leader. A village and place often portrayed as tribal, isolated and underdeveloped, the village of Agnack Grand in Casamance, a region of meandering rivers and wetlands, is a place where most people speak a minimum of six languages. This film celebrates not just the culture and multilingualism of Agnack, but of the whole of Africa.

Click here to watch the film's trailer. 


Professor Friederike Lupke, SOAS, University of London

Anna Sowa, Chouette Films

Remigiusz Sowa, Chouette Films

Samantha Goodchild, SOAS, University of London 

Chaired by Professor Graham Furniss FBA, SOAS

Image © Chouette Films

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