Friday 19 Apr & Monday 22 April
Organized in collaboration with Nalacs, KRITERION x IDFA and CEDLA
O Processo (The Trial) portrays the impeachment trial of former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, focusing on the defense team, who struggles to prove her innocence against a majority vote by a Congress riddled with corruption. A tale of betrayal and corruption, the film presents Rousseff’s personal story: herself imprisoned and tortured by the country’s former military dictatorship, she now faces impeachment accused of fiscal crimes. The screening will be followed by talk with director Maria Ramos, Dr. Fábio de Castro (Nalacs and CEDLA) and Celia Alldridge (Coletivo Amsterdam pela Democracia). After the screening there will be music by Eddu Grau, a Brazilian singer and composer who takes you on a danceable journey through the most prominent Brazilian musical genres. From samba, carioca funk, Brazilian Popular Music to reggae, with influences from the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and popular rhythms from the Northeast of Brazil. +INFO
On Thursday, April 18th, 2019, Nalacs and CEDLA are organising the 8th edition of the ‘Dialogues with Civil Society’ series. This time we will focus on the femicide in Mexico together with Mexican Pedro Miguel and Mexican animator/filmmaker Adriana Ronquillo, who will also show his short animation film ‘La Llorona’ on the topic. +INFO
By SPUI 25 In cooperation with ARTES
In this lecture and round-table discussion we will discuss the ideas behind the adoption of democracy-protection norms, their institutionalization, and how they have been put in practice by regional organizations in the Americas, Africa, and Europe. +INFO
The speakers will be:
· Stefano Palestini
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science of the Catholic University of Chile and, currently, a visiting scholar at ARTES in Amsterdam.
· Barbara Hogenboom
Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and director of CEDLA.
· Pola Cebulak (moderator) is a Assistant Professor in European Law at the European Studies Department at the University of Amsterdam
Dr Julienne Weegels, Postdoctoral Researcher
Julienne is much interested in the (gendered) politics of (dis)order, the entanglement of violence and (extralegal modes of) governance, power, justice, and public secrecy. Her PhD research focused on (former) prisoners’ experience of imprisonment and the state and on their ‘performing’ of violence, governance, and ‘change’. Simultaneously, however, it also sought to shed light on the development of Nicaragua’s hybrid carceral state and the intimate relation it projects between extralegality and the exercise of (state) power. This research culminated in the manuscript ‘Performing Prison: Power, Agency, and Co-Governance in Nicaraguan Prisons’. +INFO