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South London Premiere – The Psychosis of Whiteness

Date: March 24, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Ritzy Picturehouse, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG
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Black History Studies presents the SOUTH LONDON PREMIERE of ‘The Psychosis of Whiteness’

A flim by Eugene Nulman and Kehinde Andrews.

Join us for the South London premiere of The Psychosis of Whiteness, directed by Eugene Nulman and based on the paper of the same title by Kehinde Andrews. The screening will be followed by a discussion withe the film makers.

The Psychosis of Whiteness sheds light on society’s perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade. This documentary takes an in-depth look at big budget films that focus on the transatlantic slave trade and, using a wealth of sources and interviews, it argues that these depictions are metaphoric hallucinations about race. Rather than blaming the powerful institutions that are responsible for slavery, these films rewrite history by praising those same institutions for abolishing the slave trade.

Read the article that inspired the film in the BCU Open access repository

There will be a Q&A after the screening.

The event will take place on Sunday 24th March 2019 at Upstairs at the Ritzy, Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG. The venue is not wheelchair accessible.

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Doors open at 11.30am. The event will start 12.00pm.

Admission is £9 plus booking fee. 

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Over 18s year olds only.

(Please note, photographs will be taken at this event and may be used for promotional purposes)