“LUMUMBA” by Raoul Peck (Haitian director of “I Am Not Your Negro” re James Baldwin)
Discussion afterwards facilitated by UWM Africology Prof. emeritus Patrick Bellegarde Smith, based on his notes in teaching on Patrice Lumumba, anti-colonial leader, Prime Minister of the (former Belgian) Congo, and then assassinated with western involvement.
Friday, August 24 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Peace Center, 1001 E Keefe Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Free and open to all interested. Dedicated to strengthening movements for peace, freedom & liberation.
Wheelchair Accessibility: via portable temporary ramp into first floor where movies will be shown.
“Lumumba is an extraordinary film for both cinematic and political reasons, and its affective and aesthetic power derives not only from its stunning indictment of international complicity in the assassination, but also, and primarily, from Peck’s brilliant and deeply moving use of storytelling to depict a leader caught in the crossfire of colonial economic interests and African ethnic intrigues.” — Julia Watson, “Raoul Peck’s Lumumba: A Film for Our Times,” in Research in African Literatures, Indiana Univ. Press (Summer, 2002)