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A Conversation with Raoul Peck

With Raoul Peck and Achille Mbembe
November 3rd, 2014
12:00 PM


In advance of the screening of Fatal Assistance, filmmaker and activist Raoul Peck joined the Forum for Scholars and Publics for a lunchtime discussion moderated by Achille Mbembe. They discussed Peck’s career as a filmmaker and his thoughts on contemporary visual representations of Africa and the Caribbean.

Raoul Peck

Filmmaker and political activist
Raoul Peck was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was educated in Haiti, Zaire (Congo), the United States, France and Germany. His parents fled the Duvalier dictatorship in 1961, finding asylum and a new life in the Republic of Congo, which became their second home for nearly ...
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Achille Mbembe

Duke University and Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research
Achille Mbembe specializes in French; Decolonial and Post-colonial Studies; and Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity. He holds a position at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has written extensively in African history and politics.
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