A Brilliant Genocide Screening and Panel
October 24 @ 6:00 pm
The Human Rights Program, Global and International Studies, Africana Studies, and the Rift Valley Institute announce a screening of A Brilliant Genocide on October 24th at 6pm in Olin 102.
A Brilliant Genocide is a powerful documentary exposing the true story behind the rise of the brutal warlord Joseph Kony and the Ugandan government’s campaign against the Acholi people. This one hour film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Helen C. Epstein, is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror which explores the US relationship with Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni and his involvement in six violent conflicts in the Horn and Great Lakes regions of Africa including the war in northern Uganda, the Rwanda genocide and rise of the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab. She teaches in the Bard College Human Rights Program.
Lawrence Kiwanuka Nsereko, a Ugandan journalist, covered the early years of the war in northern Uganda. He teaches at Dutchess County Community College.
Zachariah Mampilly, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana and International Studies at Vassar College is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War (Cornell U. Press 2011), and, with Adam Branch, Africa Uprising! Popular Politics and Unarmed Resistance (Zed Books 2015).
John Ryle, writer, anthropologist and specialist in Eastern Africa is Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology at Bard and cofounder of the Rift Valley Institute, a Kenya-based organization working in Eastern Africa to bring local knowledge to bear on development.
Pizza and drinks will be served. Sponsored by Human Rights Project, Global and International Studies, and the Africana Studies Departments.