Libby Leshgold Gallery

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

The evening is presented in collaboration with Vancity Theatre.


Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy