Movie Time: legal historical reflections from the ‘Global South‘
Movie Time: legal historical reflections from the Global South is an initiative from three different projects in the Department of Historical Regimes of Normativities: Transmedia HistoryTelling, the Global South Seminar, and the Mutual Dependencies and Normative Production in Africa.
Through film screenings, we are building a space for debate, exchange, and reflection on the history of law in the Global South. We will use film as a helpful medium to explore the relationship between diverse historical representations and our research at the Institute.
We open this space with the following objectives:
- To connect plural perspectives on contemporary political debates with diverse historical memories constructed through different films.
- Encourage readings of the present through historical legal knowledge to improve the engagement between the knowledge produced by scholars from the social sciences and humanities, and citizens' concerns.
- To open up spaces for reflection on the problems of the so-called "Global South" in which the voices of its intellectuals are central. In this sense, the permanent Seminar seeks to analyze critically the very category of "Global South" based on collective reflection.
- To create diverse spaces for socializing historical legal knowledge within our institute and in dialogue with the community.
- To promote more fruitful dialogues with legal historical narratives created outside the academic world.
After the screening of the films, we will have special guests from the film industry and from our institute to open discussions.
This event will take place twice a year.
Image © Marcelo Londoño