29 September 2016

Movies & Science: In the Line of Fire

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.