Event Date and time: November 3 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   

Venue details: Hackney Picturehouse | 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

Organisers: Film Africa0203 073 8337 | |

The Royal African Society | 20 3073 8335 |

Event website: HISSEIN HABRÉ, A CHADIAN TRAGEDY – FILM AFRICA 2016

Event cost: £13

Dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
France, Chad. 2016. 82 mins. French and Chadian Arabic with English subtitles. N/C 15+

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.

 

Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s  annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent. Launched in 2011, Film Africa is now the UK’s largest festival of African film and culture. Every year, Film Africa brings London audiences a core programme of fiction and documentary films alongside a vibrant series of accompanying events, including director Q&As, panel discussions, talks, workshops, master classes, family activities and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.
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