Film screening and debate

Thursday 09 May 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

BlackKklansman

Cine@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organisation aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

This film produced by Spike Lee (2018, 135 minutes, in English) will be followed by a discussion with:

  • Martine Brunschwig-Graf, President, Federal Commission against Racism
  • Stéphane Bussard, Reporter, Le Temps 
  • Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Professor of International History, the Graduate Institute, Geneva 
  • Riccardo Bocco, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, the Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator) 

“Spike Lee’s new joint, BlacKkKlansman, is his best non documentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest.” - The New York Times

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


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