Topics and Guests: Structural Violence on The African World From Ferguson to Tottenham to Rio to Soweto; and the film “For the Cause.” A discussion with Africa Now! Executive Producer Dr. James Pope on Structural Violence on The African World From Ferguson to Tottenham to Rio to Soweto. At the root of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson nearly two weeks ago; the killing of Mark Duggan in Tottenham in August 2011; the killing of protesters in Rio de Janeiro in June 2013; the killing of miners protesting in Marikana in August 2012; and the killing of students protesting in Soweto in June 1976 is structural violence.
Africa Now! also focuses on the film which dramatizes how personal relationships were affected in the liberation struggle in the U.S. in the sixties. The film For the Cause commences with the recent victory in court of Mirai Scott, a reputable civil rights attorney coinciding with her being contacted by her estranged father, a former Black Panther who went underground decades prior after an altercation with the FBI. Captured and extradited, Mirai’s father has been charged with the attempted murder of a policeman. Initially, Mirai refuses his case, then changes her mind. To discuss the film For the Cause is the movie’s director, producer and writer Ms. Katherine Nero. Katherine Nero will be at the screening of her film For the Cause at the African Diaspora International Film Festival DC presented by ArtMattan on Sunday, August 24 at the Goethe Institut, 812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC.
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