The Cinema of Internment Film and Speaker Series 2005

This film and speaker series redefines the ways in which we conventionally think about the concept of internment. Bringing together a range of issues addressed by each installment, this series help us to understand the effects of power through the interaction of shifting spatial boundaries, dynamic structures of feeling, and the forces of history-in-the-present.  Thus, the points of fixation which emerge from these effects of power account for the present challenge-- historicizing the institution of mass imprisonment-- a challenge this series offers as an occasion for reflection and dialogue.

Room 103, Jerome Greene Hall, 6-9 p.m.
Columbia Law School, 116 St. and Amsterdam
Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!

Last of our series

April 14- Social Incarceration, or Everyday Internment
Bush Mama (1979) Dir. Haile Gerima - 97 min, Speaker: Jared Sexton (University of California, Irvine)

Previous films/lectures 

  • January 20- State of Despair, Theology of Discontent
    Taste of Cherry (1997) Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, 95 min, Speaker: Hamid Dabashi (Columbia University)
  • February 9- Ritual Violence & Public Terror
    The Murder of Emmett Till (2003) Dir. Stanley Nelson - 53 min, Speaker: Sherrilyn Ifill (University of Maryland School of Law)
  • March 3 - The Prison House of Trauma
    Titicut Follies (1967) Dir. Frederick Wiseman 84 min, Speaker: Sora Han (Center for the Study of Law & Culture)
  • March 24 - The Politics of Spatial Deconcentration
    Flag Wars (2003) Dir. (& Spkr) Linda Goode Bryant (Zula Pearl Films) & Laura Poitras - 86 min