Movies & Science

In the line of fire

Although they might seem irreconcilable, freedom and violence go hand in hand. Violence is oppressive, but in the battle for freedom you cannot stand on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. Through the films in this series we examine the link between freedom and violence. 

In collaboration with the research focus area Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights & Movie theatre ’t Hoogt.


maandag 3 oktober 2016 - 19:00
In Mexico, citizens take up arms to fight drug crime. Anthropologist dr. Martijn Oosterbaan discusses the precarious line between good and evil.
maandag 31 oktober 2016 - 19:00
When the Taliban rule came to an end, Afghan citizens gained the right to take pictures. Dr. Domitilla Olivieri on the role of visual media in nation-building.
maandag 28 november 2016 - 19:00
Documenting war crimes can be extremely dangerous. Human rights scholar dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh discusses the rocky road to justice.


dinsdag 29 november 2016
Not all heroes wear capes. When troops and journalists have long left war-torn countries, investigators from Human Rights Watch and local NGO's keep collecting evidence of the crimes committed.
woensdag 2 november 2016
The documentary Frame by Frame about four Afghan photojournalists is thought provoking. What is the role of images?
dinsdag 4 oktober 2016
Murder and extreme violence are nothing out of the ordinary in Michoacan, Mexico. The culprits are narco and trafficking gangs. Is violence the only way to stop them?