Cinema Politique, a program which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies, continues with La Haine.
When a young Arab is arrested and beaten unconscious by police, a riot erupts in the notoriously violent suburbs outside of Paris. Three of the victim's peers, Vinz, Said and Hubert, wander aimlessly about their home turf in the aftermath of the violence as they try to come to grips with their outrage over the brutal incident. After one of the men finds a police officer's discarded weapon, their night seems poised to take a bleak turn.
A discussion will be led by Cas Mudde, department of international affairs.
Spearheaded by Mudde and Mary Miller, Peabody Awards Collection archivist with the UGA Libraries, the series will draw largely from the vast Peabody Awards Collection, and will take place on the third Wednesday of each month. A UGA faculty member will introduce each film, lead a discussion afterwards and make additional reading suggestions.