Film showing – The Psychosis of Whiteness, with an introduction by the director, Dr Eugene Nulman

21 Mar


The Psychosis of Whiteness
Muirhead Tower, lecture theatre (G15)
University of Birmingham
5pm, 17 May 2019

The Psychosis of Whiteness is a documentary film that sheds light on society’s perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade. This documentary takes an in-depth look at big budget films that focus on the transatlantic slave trade and, using a wealth of sources and interviews, it argues that these depictions are metaphoric hallucinations about race. Rather than blaming the powerful institutions that are responsible for slavery, these films rewrite history by praising those same institutions for abolishing the slave trade.

All welcome!

Dr Eugene Nulman is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Birmingham City University. He is the author of the book Climate Change and Social Movements and has published academic articles in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Politics, Third World Quarterly, European Journal of Social Theory, and Media, Culture and Society. The Psychosis of Whiteness is his directorial debut.

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