Please join us at the London School of Economics for the October REPS PhD Network’s Fall Film Screenings of “Riots Reframed” and “Va’ Pensiero” which will be followed by Q&A sessions with the directors and discussion. For more information or to find out about other upcoming events in the LSE REPS Seminar Series please visit http://www.lse.ac.uk/sociology/research/REPS-PhD-Network-.aspx.
Wednesday, 8th October 2014 at 6:30
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building at the LSE (NAB.LG.01)
Screening followed by a conversation with Director Fahim Alam. The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Suki Ali (LSE Sociology).
Riots Reframed is a feature-length documentary which reframes England’s 2011 riots through voices of resistance – threading these perspectives together using moody instrumentals, dramatic monologue and raw spoken word. Riots Reframed is a poetic but fierce challenge to the system we live under—a radical social commentary grounded in knowledge and art that synthesises a number of voices, from prominent social, cultural and political analysts, to prisoners still recovering from time inside. To learn more about the film visit http://riotsreframed.com.
Va’ Pensiero – Walking Stories: A Dagmawi Yimer Film
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 6:30 pm
Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building at the LSE (NAB LG.09)
Screening followed by conversation with Director Dagmawi Yimer (via Skype) and Alessandro Triulzi the president of the Migrant Memories Archive.
Va’ Pensiero – Walking stories is an interwoven account of two racist attacks in Milan and Florence and the victims’ painful attempts to piece the fragments of their lives back together. This powerful account brings together the overlapping stories of the three protagonists’ ordeal and their enduring hope of building a life in Italy, despite the fear and uncertainty of suddenly being plunged back to the moment of the attacks by one look or gesture. To learn more about the film visit www.va-pensiero.org/en/.
Languages: Italian and Wolof with English subtitles
This event is sponsored by the LSE Department of Sociology and made possible with support from the LSE Student’s Union.