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Stonebreakers: Film Screening and Roundtable

Wednesday 13 March 15:30 - 17:30 FAB0.21 Cinema Room

Screening and roundtable discussion with Valerio Ciriaci (Director) and Isaak J. Liptzin (Producer), Jessica Underwood (PAIS), Alison Cooley (Classics), and Lara Ratnaraja (Cultural Consultant). Followed by a drinks reception.

StonebreakersLink opens in a new window (Awen Films | 2022 | 70' | USA | Italy) chronicles the conflicts around monuments that arose in the United States during the George Floyd protests and the 2020 presidential election. Weaving together observational sequences and interviews filmed across the country, the film explores the shifting landscapes of American monumentality by looking at statues as they’re contested and removed, neglected landmarks being reclaimed, and new forms of memorialization emerging for the first time. The portrait of a nation forced to reckon with the darkest chapters of its history, Stonebreakers interrogates the links between memory, myth and political action.

This event is supported by the Warwick Institute of Engagement, the Humanities Research Centre, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures, the Department of History and the Department of Politics and International Studies.

If you can’t make the afternoon event, a further screening and discussion will be held in the Chapter House of Coventry Cathedral at 7.30pm. Please reserve your free ticket here: Stonebreakers - Film Screening - Coventry CathedralLink opens in a new window