|Event Name||Film Screening: My Beautiful Laundrette (1985, Stephen Frears)|
|Start Date||26th Feb 2018 5:30pm|
|End Date||26th Feb 2018 8:00pm|
|Duration||2 hours and 30 minutes|
Registration details to follow shortly.
Legacies of Human Rights Violations: Beyond the legal paradigm:
This series present four films that address a wide array of contemporary human rights issues from innovative and critical perspectives. The selection of films approaches the challenges of human rights, 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 cover questions of race, gender and institutionalised state violence/terror, touching upon 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. Registration required through this eventbrite page.
Screenings will take place on the last Monday of each month. Stay tuned for the following films:
- 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
Sponsored by the Global Justice and Global Development Academies’ Innovative Initiative Fund.