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Free Film screening: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Free Film screening: “I Am Not Your Negro”
Hosted by: Dr Maša Mrovlje # Unviersity of Edinburgh
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29th Jan 2018 17:30 - 29th Jan 2018 19:30
50 George Square, University of Edinburgh (Project Room 1.06, first floor)

As part of the “Legacies of Human Rights Violations: Beyond the legal paradigm” film series, we invite you to the screening of “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO.”

In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

There is no entry fee. Please book your free tickets here.

 “Legacies of Human Rights Violations: Beyond the legal paradigm”

This series presents four films that address a wide array of contemporary human rights issues and related global challenges from innovative and critical perspectives. The selection of films approaches the complexities of human rights violations from a situated perspective, shedding light on the deeply entrenched practices of oppression and discrimination that elude the grasp of a legalist perspective. The films explore how the dynamics of oppression affect people's everyday lives and reinforce themselves across generations, while also revealing different forms of dissent, solidarity and resistance that arise in response. Specifically, the films address questions of race, gender and institutionalised state violence/terror, covering themes such as the American civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter, gender norms and agency, sexuality, the politics of migration, apartheid violence, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, and military dictatorship in Argentina.

These films are free and open to all members of the public as well as staff and students from the University of Edinburgh. Each screening will be followed by a 30 minute open forum for those who wish to discuss the films. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided.

Screenings will take place on the last Monday of each month. Stay tuned for the following films:

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985, Stephen Frears), 26th February 2018, 17:30

REwind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape and Testimony (2009, Liza Key), 26th March, 17:30

Kamchatka (2002, directed by Marcelo Pineyro), 30th April 2018, 17:30

The film series is sponsored by the Global Justice and Global Development Academies’ Innovative Initiative Fund.