ANIMATING THE TORTURE LETTERS: The Scars of Being Policed While Black

Fri, Sep 11, 2020, 5:00 pm

Screening and discussion of The Torture Letters (12:50 mins, New York Times Op-Doc) with anthropologist and director LAURENCE RALPH (Princeton University; Director, Center on Transnational Policing), author of The Torture Letters: Reckoning With Police Violence (University of Chicago Press, 2020). In conversation with JOAN MORGAN (Program Director, NYU Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture) and DAVID DENT (Journalism, Social & Cultural Analysis).

"Based on more than a decade of research, this Op-Doc serves as an instant primer on the roots of police violence. Right now, somewhere in the United States, similar episodes of police violence are still playing out.This film is meant for everyone who has felt alone and violated after being subjected to police violence. It’s also for anyone who has wept over the memory of a victim or taken to the streets in protest” – Laurence Ralph, New York Times, June 30, 2020

This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.

Sponsor(s): 
New York Univeristy, The Center for Media, Culture and History