The Psychosis of Whiteness + Discussion 2018

Eugene Nulman | UK 2018 | 1h25m | English | 15

Monday 9th November 2020

at 5:30 PM /

The Psychosis of Whiteness + Discussion


The Psychosis of Whiteness sheds light on society's perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade. The video essay takes an in-depth look at big-budget films that focus on the transatlantic slave trade and, using a wealth of sources and interviews, it argues that these depictions are metaphoric hallucinations about race. Rather than blaming the powerful institutions that are responsible for slavery, these films rewrite history by praising those same institutions for abolishing the slave trade.

Join us for a discussion with director Dr Eugene Nulman, Professor of Black Studies Kehinde Andrews  and lecturer in Gender and Politics Dr Shan-Jan Sarah Liu. The discussion will be hosted by historian Dr Edson Burton on Monday 9 November at 7pm live on the Festival of Ideas Crowdcast page.* Please note that you will receive an access code with your ticket. This code will grant you entry into the Q&A.

This event is held in partnership with Festival of Ideas


*It will also be recorded and uploaded to our Facebook page and Vimeo channel after the event. 


Watch Live

Monday 9th November 2020 / 5.30pm / Online

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