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Racial Violence and Colonial Accountabilities: African Apocalypse

Film Screening and Discussion Focuses on the United Nations Special Rapporteur’s First Report on the Legacy of Colonial Crimes


 

WHAT:
The New School for Social Research presents African Apocalypse, a discussion of the United Nations Special Rapporteur’s first report on the legacy of colonial crimes and the new BBC documentary, African Apocalypse. The documentary explores the impact of the French colonial invasion of Niger. This event is part I of a three-part film series, Racial Violence and Colonial Accountabilities.

Panelists include Fabian Salvioli, U.N. Special Rapporteur; Rob Lemkin, Director and Co-writer of African Apocalypse; Femi Nylander, Co-writer/Presenter of African Apocalypse; and professors and activists from the U.S., Europe, Niger and other countries in Africa. All registered attendees will receive a link to the full documentary film and are encouraged to watch it before attending. 

This webinar is Part I of a three-part film series, Racial Violence and Colonial Accountabilities. Upcoming events include Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris (February 4, 2022) and Rediscovering Fanon (April 5, 2022).

SPEAKERS:

  • Fabian Salvioli, UN Special Rapporteur
  • Felwine Sarr, Anne-Marie Bryan Chair in French and Francophone Studies at Duke University
  • Ousseina D. Alidou, Professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University
  • Rob Lemkin, Director and Co-writer of African Apocalypse
  • Femi Nylander, Co-writer/Presenter of African Apocalypse
  • Amina Weira, Featured contributor in African Apocalypse and director of La Colère dan le vent
  • Ibro Abdou, Professor Economics and founder of Institut de Stratégie, d'évaluation et de prospective at Niamey, Niger
  • Hosseini Tahirou Amadou, contributor in African Apocalypse and a secondary school teacher of History at Tibiri, Niger

Introduction by Ann Laura Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, and Director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry at The New School for Social Research.

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT

WHERE:
Online | Zoom
Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link via email. Register for the event here.
All registered attendees will receive a link to the full documentary film and are encouraged to watch it before attending. 


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