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State of Exception [Estado de Exceção, 2017]. Screening and discussion.

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Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary State of Exception [Estado de Exceção, 2017], directed by Jason O'Hara, followed by a discussion with Tori Holmes and Edward King.

*Reserve online, pay at the door (£4 general admission).

Synopsis: As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics, a community of self-described “urban Indians” are threatened with forced eviction to make way for a stadium named after the original indigenous inhabitants of the territory. As the mega-events begin threatening a number of other communities with displacement, residents unite to fight back in defense of their constitutional rights, temporarily suspended under a “state of exception”. Filmed in Rio de Janeiro over the course of six years, State of Exception by Canadian filmmaker Jason O’Hara powerfully combines observational cinema with an unabashedly activist point of view.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/236651849

About the discussants:

Dr. Tori Holmes is a Lecturer in Brazilian Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, where she specialises in digital culture and the texts and practices of urban representation in Brazil. Her latest work is Giving visibility to urban change in Rio de Janeiro through digital audio-visual culture (Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 2017).

Dr. Edward King is a Lecturer in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies at the University of Bristol, where he focuses on the interconnections between culture and technology. His latest book is Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America (UCL Press, 2017), which he co-authored with Joanna Page.

Length: 89 minutes + discussion.

Original language: Portuguese, with English subtitles, followed by discussion in English.


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