The University of Iowa

Symposium on East African culture featuring two Ron Mulvihill films

March 24th, 2010

A two-day symposium featuring the screening of two films by Ron Mulvihill will take place on the University of Iowa Campus beginning at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday, April 2 and 3. The event is free and open to the public.

Events begin on Friday at 9 a.m. in Room 109 of the English Philosophy Building. Morning and afternoon events feature discussion and films about urban culture in East Africa. Mulvihill’s film “Maangamizi: The Ancient One” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of Becker Communication Studies Building (BCSB).

After the morning events on Saturday, another Mulvilhill film will be shown at 1 p.m. in BCSB 101: “Poetry in Motion: 100 Years of Zanzibar’s Nadi Ikhwan Safaa.’” This feature-length documentary film explores the music, poetry, history and personalities of an esteemed East African orchestra. Mulvilhill will be present to lead a discussion afterwards.

This event is sponsored by an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program grant, the African Studies Program, International Programs, and the Department of English.

For more information please contact Jim Giblin at or (319) 335-2288.