Event Date and time: November 3 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Event website: HISSEIN HABRÉ, A CHADIAN TRAGEDY – FILM AFRICA 2016
Event cost: £13
In May 2016, former Chadian dictator, Hissein Habré, was found guilty in a Senegalese court of crimes against humanity. In this extraordinarily poignant documentary, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, one of many exiles of the brutal 1980s regime, goes to meet some of its survivors. Their stories tell of scars that go far deeper than the physical as they struggle to understand and forgive. Through their courage and determination, we see the victims accomplish an unprecedented feat in the history of Africa: that of bringing a former Head of State to trial. An incredibly important document of justice.
Followed by a discussion exploring the legacy of dictatorships and the future for transnational justice in Africa.