Visualities of Memory Symposium: Film "The Act of Killing"

7:00 PM  - 10:00 PM
Thursday Sep 18, 2014
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Nominated for a 2012 Documentary Film Academy Award, The Act of Killing is about Indonesian authorities’ abuse of power and role in that country’s traumatic experience of mass murder. Religious Studies Prof. Erik Davis will introduce the film and lead a discussion after. 

Visualities of Memory, Sept. 18-19, brings together a broad spectrum of Macalester departments (Anthropology, Art and Art History, Biology, Classics, French and Francophone Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian Studies, Sociology, and Theatre and Dance) for a discussion on various interpretations, approaches and experiences of memory. The symposium will focus on the visual dimension of memory and its manifestations, processes, and representations in a variety of media, through mental eruptions, particularly of traumatic memories.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: Free.

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