Complicity film series: The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel)
Date and Time
7th Mar 2017 17:00
Not specified

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Gleghorn (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh).

How are we to judge actions, inactions and rationalisations of people who find themselves in a murky grey zone of complicity with violence? What does ethics demand of us in dreadful, even impossible, situations?

The Complicity film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Nazi-occupied France, apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and Communist Romania.

In selecting these four critically acclaimed films, we aim to provoke reflection on ambiguous aspects of violence and human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the event is that reckoning with such experiences is essential in learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes.

The films will be introduced by academics and there is no entry fee. Please book your free tickets via Eventbrite:

Please register for each film separately.

Charlotte Gleghorn and Mihaela Mihai addressing the film series audience.

The film series is funded by the European Commission through the European Research Council Starting Grant Illuminating the Grey Zone, with the support of the Global Justice Academy.