Complicity Film Series 2 Government & Politics Edinburgh
Complicity Film Series 2 United Kingdom
Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Start: Feb 15 2019 18:00
Finish: Feb 15 2019 20:30
Time zone: Europe/London
This event is finished
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 film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Communist Romania, Nazi-occupied France, Argentina's Dirty War, and apartheid South Africa. 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 to learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes.
The films will be introduced by academics and will be followed by Q & A sessions with the public. There is no entry fee; please book your free tickets here.
PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH FILM INDIVIDUALLY BY SELECTING THE SPECIFIC DATE.
1st February 2019
The Escape/Quod erat demonstrandum (2013, Andrei Gruzsniczki)
Introduced by Dr Diana Popa (University of Edinburgh)
8th February 2019
A Self-Made Hero/Un héros très discret (1996, Jacques Audiard)
Introduced by Professor Margaret Atack (University of Leeds)
15th Feburary 2019
The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis/La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis (2016, Francisco Márquez and Andrea Testa)
Introduced by Dr Mauro Greco (University of Edinburgh)
22nd February 2019
Mapantsula (1988, Oliver Schmitz)
Introduced by Dr Maša Mrovlje (University of Edinburgh)