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Film: Cabralista, A Documentary Trilogy

August 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cabralista film image_resized2The 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.


August 17, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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