Screening | Concerning Violence

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

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. It will be followed by a conversation with scholar and activist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

This event is free and open to the public, however registration is requested.

About the Film
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.

Featured Speaker
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian scholar, literary theorist, and feminist critic. She is a University Professor at the Columbia University and a founding member of the establishment's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. She is one of the foremost scholars of contemporary literary and postcolonial theory and feminist thought, and is known for her translation of Derrida’s On Grammatology and her groundbreaking essay, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" She has translated such works of Mahasweta Devi as Imaginary Maps and Breast Stories into English and argued for the social urgency of the humanities in recent books such as Death of a Discipline and An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization.

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