Third "Africa in Front of Us" Seminar
"Individual Lives and Thread of History: Screening of Lumumba"

Date & Time: July 19, 2013 (Fri.) 17:00-
Place: Room#702 (2nd Floor), Zonshinkan Hall, Ritsumeikan University

■Event Overview
In our third seminar on Africa, we have a screening of Lumumba. Patrice Lumumba bacame the first president of the independent Congo of its former Belgium overlords (current the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on June 30, 1960. However, a few months later he lost power and was killed by his political enermies and his dead body was dissolved with acid.

Lumumba is director Raoul Peck's second movie on Lumumba. This movie, which redescribes the process of independence of Congo, starts with the scene that white mercenaries are dissolving a white big pack with chemical...

The life of Lumumba, in which his dead body disappeared a year after Year of Africa (1960), might have exemprified complicacy of developments and a collisiones of the socila threades which become a history afterwards. This movie, which describes the individual whose exixtence was materially vanished, sheds light on the social threads which surrounded him at that time. What kind of relationship does the thread have with our society?

After the screening, Prof. Kozo Watanabe will discuss the social thread viewed from Lumumba and its hisotry etc. How far is Africa's 20th century from our 21st century although it both expunged and produced Lumumba?

Screening:Lumumba, 2000, Director:Raoul Peck, Produced by France, belgium, Germany and Haiti.

■Program (Language:Japanese)
 17:00-19:00 Screening
 19:00- Lecture & Discussion Kozo Watanabe (Professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences)

Kozo Watanabe: http://www.arsvi.com/w/wk05e.htm

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