In conjunction with the exhibition The Voyage, Matthew Taylor Raffety, a historian who has written extensively about maritime history will present a lecture at Vancity Theatre. His published work on piracy includes The Enemy of All Mankind: Pirates, Piracy and the Autonomy of the High Seas for the journal “Contra Mundum IV”. Raffety has a PhD from Columbia University and teaches at Redlands University in California. His book The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America was released this spring by The University of Chicago Press. Raffety is featured in the film Stolen Seas.


We will be screening Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy a documentary directed by Thymaya Payne (2011) and the feature film and thriller A Hijacking directed by Tobias Lindholm (Denmark, 2012).


Schedule for the evening

6:30 Matthew Taylor Raffety introduces Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy
6:45 Screening of Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy
8:15 Matthew Taylor Raffety, Lecture
9:10 Screening of A Hijacking


For more information please visit Vancity Theare's website

http://www.viff.org/theatre/films/fc7960-stolen-seas-tales-of-somali-piracy
http://www.viff.org/theatre/films/fc7961-a-hijacking


The evening is presented in collaboration with Vancity Theatre.

artwork

Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy