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
Achille Mbembe, born in Cameroon, obtained his Ph.D in History at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1989 and a D.E.A. in Political Science at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris). He was Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University, New York (1988-1991), a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institute in…...Read More