BHS: The Psychosis of Whiteness

Presented by Black History Studies and followed by a panel discussion

Showing Times

Thu 11 Jul 18:30

Join us for the West London premiere of The Psychosis of Whiteness, directed by Eugene Nulman and based on the paper of the same title by Kehinde Andrews.

The Psychosis of Whiteness sheds light on society's perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade. This documentary takes an in-depth look at big budget films that focus on the transatlantic slave trade and, using a wealth of sources and interviews, it argues that these depictions are metaphoric hallucinations about race. Rather than blaming the powerful institutions that are responsible for slavery, these films rewrite history by praising those same institutions for abolishing the slave trade.

Black History Studies co-founder Charmaine Simpson will chair the panel discussion afterwards.


Film Information

77 mins

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