Complicity film series: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006, Radu Muntean)
Date and Time
14th Mar 2017 17:00
Not specified

Introduced by Dr Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh) and Gisli Vogler (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.

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.