People & Power in the Films of Raoul Peck
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Stolen Images: People & Power in the Films of Raoul Peck season at the BFI.
â€˜I want people to engage and to discuss. I want to interactâ€™
Raoul Peck makes hauntingly compelling films from recent Pan-African history â€“ telling stories of universal significance.
Stolen Images, our season title (chosen by Peck), refers to the long-standing debate about African representations in cinema. Peckâ€™s films Lumumba and Sometimes in April are penetrating dramas set against momentous recent historical events, yet itâ€™s also his eye and ear for detail in ordinary, everyday life that reveals the deeper forces governing our fate. From the Ã©migrÃ©â€™s determination to confront his torturer in Brooklyn, NY in Haitian Corner, to the childâ€™s-eye-view of the horrors of Papa Docâ€™s Haiti in Man by the Shore, to the dark secrets and sexual intrigue of a wealthy couple as they struggle for survival amid Haitiâ€™s ruins in Murder in Pacot (inspired by Pasoliniâ€™s Theorem), this ability to portray epic encounters while knitting the personal with the political has made Peck the acclaimed director he is today.
Season co-curated by the BFIâ€™s David Somerset, Colin Prescod, Chair of the Institute of Race Relations and Maggi Hurt, BFI Advance Programme Co-ordinator.
Thursday 03 December 2015 18:15
Fatal Assistance + discussion | Watch trailer
Friday 04 December 2015 18:10
Friday 04 December 2015 20:50
Raoul Peck: A Pan-African Filmmaker
Saturday 05 December 2015 11:30
Raoul Peck in Conversation
Saturday 05 December 2015 13:00
NFT1 General Admission
Murder in Pacot | Watch trailer
Saturday 05 December 2015 15:10
Man by the Shore
Monday 07 December 2015 20:40
Sometimes in April
Friday 11 December 2015 17:50
Saturday 05 December 2015 18:20
Profit & Nothing But! Or Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle + discussion
Monday 07 December 2015 18:30
BFI Reuben Library