fbpx We Carry It Within Us Q&A with filmmaker Helle Stenum | National Nordic Museum

National Nordic Museum Reopening

The Museum is open Thursday-Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Please see WELCOME BACK for timed tickets. Events and activities continue as scheduled in calendar. Online ordering still available from the Museum Store. Sign up here for our weekly newsletter.

 

Close

Banner

 

We Carry It Within Us Q&A with filmmaker Helle Stenum

two hands holding pieces of blue and white China
Oct 11
Film
We Carry It Within Us Q&A with filmmaker Helle Stenum
Oct 11, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm PST

Join us a for a Q&A session with filmmaker Helle Stenum on her documentary We Carry It Within Us - fragments of a shared colonial past. The film investigates collective memory and different perspectives on the shared colonial past between Denmark and the US Virgin Islands. 

The mode of the documentary is to see and listen to the colonial history told through the memories, experiences and reflections from descendants of former Danish Afro-Carribeans individuals on the Virgin Islands (among them LaVaughn Belle) along with art and cultural historians who tell about Denmark and Europe's role in enslavement and the transatlantic slave-trade and how the colonial history is leaving its mark on today's world of art, museums and education. 

About the filmmaker: Helle Stenum, PhD, is a Danish researcher and educator who has for many years worked on issues such as migration, culture, collective memory, ethnic relations, transnational connections, race and gender constructs at universities and as an independent scholar and consultant.

Cost: Free
The Q&A session is a free event; the film is available to watch online from October 4–18 and costs $5. Purchase your film-viewing ticket here

 

We Carry It Within Us Q&A with filmmaker Helle Stenum
Country State
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Join us a for a Q&A session with filmmaker Helle Stenum on her documentary We Carry It Within Us - fragments of a shared colonial past. The film investigates collective memory and different perspectives on the shared colonial past between Denmark and the US Virgin Islands. 

The mode of the documentary is to see and listen to the colonial history told through the memories, experiences and reflections from descendants of former Danish Afro-Carribeans individuals on the Virgin Islands (among them LaVaughn Belle) along with art and cultural historians who tell about Denmark and Europe's role in enslavement and the transatlantic slave-trade and how the colonial history is leaving its mark on today's world of art, museums and education. 

About the filmmaker: Helle Stenum, PhD, is a Danish researcher and educator who has for many years worked on issues such as migration, culture, collective memory, ethnic relations, transnational connections, race and gender constructs at universities and as an independent scholar and consultant.

Cost: Free
The Q&A session is a free event; the film is available to watch online from October 4–18 and costs $5. Purchase your film-viewing ticket here

 

More Events

SEE ALL
01 Jul
Free First Thursday - 10:00 AM
03 Jun
Free First Thursday - 10:00 AM
06 May
Free First Thursday - 10:00 AM
29 Apr
Ski Jumping Memories: Stories from the Nordic American Voices Oral History Program - 06:00 PM