The University of Kent will be hosting a free screening of ‘The Psychosis of Whiteness’ at the Gulbenkian on Friday 22nd March.
The Psychosis of Whiteness sheds light on society’s perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade. This documentary 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.
The screening begins at 16.30 and is followed by a Question & Answer discussion panel consisting of Eugene Nulman (the director), Ben Marsh (History), Charles Devellennes (Politics), Richard Misek (Film), Sweta Rajan-Rankin (Sociology), Carol Stewart (Medway African & Caribbean Association).
The event is a free but ticketed event. Please book tickets in advance at: https://thegulbenkian.co.uk/event/the-psychosis-of-whiteness/