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Film: Cabralista, A Documentary Trilogy
August 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Institute for Policy Studies teams up with Africa World Now Project for a film screening and discussion inspired by the opus of Amilcar Cabral, one of Africa’s foremost anti-colonial leaders and thinkers who led the movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands to independence. Cabralista, A Documentary Trilogy, directed and produced by Valerio Lopes, reveals Cabral’s fantastic theories and ideas in a spotlight. Following the screening will be an in depth discussion that explores (but is not limited to) Amilcar Cabral’s theory by exploring such questions as:
- Why is it important to have a theory in a movement?
- What are some of the important lessons that we can learn and apply from Cabral today?
- What was his influence on movements that might be seen today?
- How can we reconcile the means and methods of movements during Cabral’s time with that of today’s Black Lives Matters?
- Can Cabral’s understanding and explanation of colonialism be a relevant frame of reference to understanding the violence happening in Afro-descendant communities today, particularly given the empty rhetoric of post colonial Africa/Latin America and post racial U.S.?
- What is the state of the Black left and is it possible to say that there is a black left?
Join us for a rich film that is sure to be followed by a richer discussion. IPS Boardmember James Early will lead the discussion following the film.