Raoul Peck and Achille Mbembe
A Conversation with Raoul Peck
with Achille Mbembe
In advance of the screening of Fatal Assistance, filmmaker and activist Raoul Peck joined the Forum for Scholars and Publics for a lunchtime discussion moderated by Achille Mbembe. They discussed Peck’s career as a filmmaker and his thoughts on contemporary visual representations of Africa and the Caribbean.
Raoul Peck was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was educated in Haiti, Zaire (Congo), the United States, France and Germany. His parents fled the Duvalier dictatorship in 1961, finding asylum and a new life in the Republic of Congo, which became their second home for nearly twenty-five years. Peck initially…...Read More
Duke University & Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research
Achille Mbembe specializes in French; Decolonial and Post-colonial Studies; and Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity. He holds a position at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has written extensively in African history and politics....Read More