Operation Legacy Film
Helen Carrie | UK/Kenya 2019 | English with subtitles | 28m
In 2009 a group of Kenyan war veterans sued the British government to reveal the truth about what really happened during the Mau Mau Emergency. This documentary tells the incredible story of those veterans demanding truth and reparations for British crimes, and exposes the depth of the establishment's attempted erasure of colonial histories of violence under Operation Legacy. The film is a co-production between the Museum of British Colonialism and History Hit TV.
This screening will be followed by a discussion about the legacies of colonial violence, hosted by the Museum of British Colonialism, with a wine reception afterwards.
This event is funded by the Ferguson Bequest and is part of Black History Month at the University of Glasgow. Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health (1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.