Special Screening of “Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialist Self-Defense”
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Join the Penn SP2 Social Justice & Arts Integration Initiative for a special screening of Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialist Self-Defense (2014), a film directed by Göran Hugo Olsson featuring newly discovered archive material about the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the ’60s and ’70s. The screening will take place on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6-9pm at Slought (4017 Walnut St). It will be followed by a conversation with scholar and activist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. This event is presented in collaboration with Louverture Films and Slought.
Concerning Violence is a bold and fresh visual narrative from Africa based on archive material from Swedish documentaries 1966-1987 covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule. This powerful footage is combined with text from Frantz Fanon’s landmark book The Wretched of the Earth – written in 1960 and still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the unrest and the reactions against it. The film is narrated by Ms. Lauryn Hill, with a preface by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
This event is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. Please plan to arrive early as registering does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is first come, first served.