The British Empire in Color, Part II Lunch Matters
2002, UK, Lucy Carter, 49 min.
A documentary in three parts, The British Empire in Color provides an in-depth look at the history of the British Empire, considering the perspective of both the ruled and the rulers.
Part Two of the series explores the Imperial rule of Palestine, and the circumstances that led to Britain abandoning this turbulent colony. Winds of change in Africa also cause many areas that were once under British control to become independent nations. By the 1960s, much of the land that once made up the Empire has been handed back to its people, and the future of the once illustrious British Empire was uncertain.
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Post Screening Discussion with Professor Michal Shapira, ACLS/Mellon New Faculty Fellow at Barnard/Columbia University received her B.A. from Tel Aviv University and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Her research deals with the domestic, socio-cultural, cross-national, and imperial legacies of World War Two in Britain and beyond. She focuses on the impact of total war and the development of expert culture in the twentieth century.
Her forthcoming book is titled The War Inside: Child Psychoanalysis and the Democratic Self in Britain, 1930-1960 (Cambridge University Press). She received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the American Psychoanalytic Association, Rutgers, Princeton, and Cornell Universities and others.