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"Racial and social inequalities are inextricably linked to an international geopolitical order. The Black Condition is immediately linked to the position of Africa in the order of international exchange just as the coloniality of power is linked to the unfinished struggles for the emancipation of colonized peoples." A shorts program by Farah Clémentine Dramani-Issifou on transatlantic perspectives on political struggles in the 1960s–1970s in Guinea-Bissau, Morocco, the USA and France.

Community Partner The Polygon Gallery

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Known as the Years of Lead, the 1970s in Morocco were marked by severe police crackdowns on dissent. Essafi uses archival footage to tell the story of Aziz, a 23-year-old activist dreaming of freedom and democracy, who lived under an assumed identity for two years before he was identified and arrested.

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    28 minutes
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    Ali Essafi