Screening of the film "The Destruction of Memory"
"The Destruction of Memory" (2016) is an award-winning documentary by Tim Slade that explores the ongoing war on culture and the heroism of individuals fighting to save it.
Featuring interviews with the Director-General of UNESCO, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and a wide range of international experts and activists, the film highlights the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. It argues that this destruction is not simply an outgrowth of conflict but rather a targeted, systematic effort to erase the cultures and identities of entire peoples – a war on culture that has, in fact, been waged for decades.
The film screening will take place in Room IV and will begin with an introduction by the filmmaker himself, and end with a question and answer session with the audience.
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