Fourth in the series of Fireside Chats for 2020-21, where staff and students casually present their research to the community in a social setting.
Prof Cahal McLaughlin, QUB Film Studies, and Prof Siobhan Wills, UU Transitional Justice Institute, will deliver a presentation titled 'Participatory Filmmaking on the subject of the state killings in Rio de Janeiro'.
The film Right Now I Want to Scream: Police and Army Killings in Rio - the Brazil Haiti Connection (2020) was produced using participatory practices in collaboration with mothers whose children have been killed during police operations in Complexo do Alemão, Manguihos, Complexo de Maré; and Salgueira.
Janaina Matos, founding member of a group of Brazilian police officers campaigning against militarization, states that in Brazil ‘it has become normal’ for police ‘to enter a territory and treat the population as if it were a war enemy…Brazil’s security policy is not aiming to guarantee security for everyone, but just for an elite while oppressing the other larger number of the population, especially the black people.’
This film explores the relationship and close similarities between the militarised policing of favela communities in Rio de Janeiro and the militarised law enforcement tactics used by the Brazilian-led UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) between 2004 and 2007.
Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on 15 December to participate. A meeting link will be sent to you before the event.