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The Destruction of Memory: Film Screening and Discussion
February 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Writer, Director, and Producer,
“The Destruction of Memory”
Prof. Maurizio Forte
Dept. of Classical Studies and Dept. of Art,
Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University
The Destruction of Memory—The War Against Culture, and the Battle to Save It: “Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over—it’s been steadily increasing. Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the whole story, revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years.”
Following the film screening, director Tim Slade will share updates since the release of the film, including legislation and court decisions. Additionally, based on his expertise in the fields of anthropology and archaeology, Professor Maurizio Forte will discuss the link between historical examples of cultural destruction and contemporary issues, both in the United States and internationally. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Supervising Attorney, Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic.
This program is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by: Duke University Department of Classical Studies; Duke University Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute;Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Human Rights Law Society; and International Law Society.