Film screening with and introduction by ARF, followed by a lecture by a guest speaker, shedding light on the background of the events in Detroit and drawing parallels with other urban riots and revolts in recent times.
About the film
During a five day period in the summer of 1967, a state of insurrection existed in Detroit. The city’s police received the support of both state police and the National Guard. When it was all over, 43 lay dead, 1,889 injured and 7,200 had been arrested. The film focuses on one of the key moments of the Detroit Riots, the brutal storming of the Algiers Motel, with its predominantly African-American guests. The film takes the shape of an unsentimental thriller and serves as a starting point for a discussion of racism, segregation.
Arranged by ARF – Film and Culture for Human Rights and the City of Malmö (Stadskontoret) in association with BUFF and Unga Panora/Folkets Bio Malmö.
N.B. This session is free of charge, but you are required to pre-register. The seminar is held in Swedish. For more information click here.