Time:6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ID Required: No
Black History Studies presents the EAST LONDON PREMIERE of ‘The Psychosis of Whiteness’
A flim by Eugene Nulman and Kehinde Andrews.
Join us for the East London premiere of The Psychosis of Whiteness, directed by Eugene Nulman and based on the paper of the same title by Kehinde Andrews. The screening will be followed by a discussion withe the film makers.
The Psychosis of Whiteness sheds light on society’s perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade. This documentary takes an in-depth look at big budget films that focus on the transatlantic slave trade and, using a wealth of sources and interviews, it argues that these depictions are metaphoric hallucinations about race. Rather than blaming the powerful institutions that are responsible for slavery, these films rewrite history by praising those same institutions for abolishing the slave trade.
Read the article that inspired the film in the BCU Open access repository http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/5774/1/Andrews%20%282016%29%20Psychosis%20of%20Whiteness-%20Green%20access.pdf
There will be a Q&A after the screening with Eugene Nulman, Kehinde Andrews and Dr Lez Henry
The event will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019 at Hackney Attic in Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE.
For location details and travel information, please go to https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Hackney_Picturehouse#disabled-access
Doors open at 5.30pm. The event will start 6.00pm.
Admission is £9 per person.
Over 18s year olds only.
(Please note, photographs will be taken at this event and may be used for promotional purposes)
Bookings are closed for this event.