Historic Hampton House: Unity Boulevard Series Presents: Belle


The unity Boulevard Film series presented by the Historic Hampton House in partnership with the FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora studies and the Miami Jazz & Film Society continues with Belle January 17th at 6pm (Free to students with ID), for ticketing information click here.

The film directed by Amma Asante follows a young biracial woman, Belle in the eighteenth century as she tackles life and interracial love in British high society during the time of the Atlantic Slave trade. The screening of this award winning film will be followed by a lecture given by FIU’s very own Dr. Donna Aza Weir-Soley, Associate Professor of English and an affiliated member in African & African Diaspora studies, Women’s Studies, and the Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU.

In addition to providing information on the real life Zong massacre which dominates a significant portion of the narrative action, Dr. Weir-Soley will be discussing the film’s themes of black subject formation, the power and agency wrought by proximity, and womanhood as it intersects with race.