Although they might seem irreconcilable, freedom and violence go hand in hand. Violence is oppressive, but in the battle for freedom you cannot stand on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.
Utrecht University’s ‘Studium Generale’ examines through the films in the series ‘In the Line of Fire’ the link between freedom and violence.
- Monday 3 October 2016, 19:00: Cartel Land. In Mexico, citizens take up arms to fight drug crime. Anthropologist dr. Martijn Oosterbaan discusses the precarious line between good and evil.
- Monday 31 October 2016, 19:00: Frame by Frame. When the Taliban rule came to an end, Afghan citizens gained the right to take pictures. Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi on the role of visual media in nation-building.
- Monday 28 November 2016, 19:00: E-team. Documenting war crimes can be extremely dangerous. Human rights scholar dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh discusses the rocky road to justice.