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Global DOC Media Series – Roundtable on Raoul Peck’s Exterminate all the brutes (HBO, 2021) – October 4

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The roundtable will be in English and Spanish, with translation.

Monday October 4

10 a.m.    (Los Angeles)
11 a.m.    (Denver)
1 p.m.      (New York/Toronto)
2 p.m.      (Buenos Aires)
6 p.m.      (London)
7 p.m       (Madrid)
8 p.m.      (Nairobi/Kuwait City)
9 p.m.      (Abu Dhabi)

Register in advance for this meeting:

A 90-minute roundtable with writers and scholars discussing Raoul Peck’s four-part hybrid documentary series on HBO, Exterminate All the Brutes (2021). Attendees should watch the series on either HBO or Kanopy prior to the roundtable.

From the HBO press release about the film:

Exterminate All the Brutes, from acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro, HBO’s Sometimes in April), is a four-part hybrid docuseries that provides a visually arresting journey through time, into the darkest hours of humanity. Through his personal voyage, Peck deconstructs the making and masking of history, digging deep into the exploitative and genocidal aspects of European colonialism — from America to Africa and its impact on society today.

Based on works by three authors and scholars — Sven Lindqvist’s Exterminate All the Brutes, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, and Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Silencing the Past — Exterminate All the Brutes revisits and reframes the profound meaning of the Native American genocide and American slavery and their fundamental implications for our present.”

The Global Doc Media Series is part of on-going research and dialogues for the BFI DocMedia Book currently in development.

The series is a collaboration between the BFI DocMedia Book Editorial Collective, the Park Center for Independent Media, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, and Revista Cine Documental (Argentina), with additional support from the Latin American Studies program at Ithaca College.


Reece Auguiste is Associate Professor of Critical Media Practices and co-founder of the Department of Critical Media Practices at University of Colorado, Boulder. He was a founding member of the critically acclaimed Black Audio Film Collective. His films are Twilight City, Mysteries of July, Duty of the Hour and Stillness Spirit. His writings have appeared in several journals and books including Journal of Media Practice and Education, The British Avant-Garde Film 1926-1995, Questions of Third Cinema, and The Ghosts of Songs: The Film Art of the Black Audio Film Collective. He is a recipient of the Josef Von Sternberg Award.

Daniel Feierstein holds a PhD in Social Sciences by the University of Buenos Aires. He is the Director of the Center for Genocide Studies at the National University of Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Feierstein’s books and articles have been critical in the qualification of the crimes committed in Argentina as genocide, established by 9 different tribunals from 2006 on. His most recent books include Genocide as a Social Practice: Reorganizing Society under the Nazis and Argentina’s Military Juntas (Rutgers University Press, 2014) and Memorias y Representaciones. Sobre la elaboracion del genocidio I (FCE, 2012), and Pandemia. Un balance social y político de la crisis del COVID-19 (FCE, 2021).

Vicente Sánchez-Biosca is a Professor in Audio-visual Communication at the University of Valencia. He was a Fulbright scholar at Madison-Wisconsin and director of the journal Archivos de la Filmoteca (1992-2012). He sat as the chair of Spanish Culture and Civilization at New York University in 2013 and has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Paris 3, Paris 1, Sao Paulo, Montreal, among others. His research in the last two decades has centered on the relation between film and history in three areas: the Spanish Civil War, the Shoah, and the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979). His work on the figure of the perpetrator of mass violence deals specifically with what has been called perpetrator images produced by the criminals or their accomplices, as well as the migration of the images between visual media and their reappropriation for other ends. His books include: Cine y guerra civil española: del mito a la memoria (Alianza, 2006); Cine de historia, cine de memoria: la representación y sus límites (Cátedra, 2006); NO-DO: el tiempo y la memoria (2000) and El pasado es el destino. Propaganda y cine del bando nacional en la guerra civil (2011), both with Rafael R. Tranche (Madrid, Filmoteca España & Cátedra); Miradas criminales, ojos de víctima. Imágenes de la aflicción en Camboya (Prometeo, 2017).


Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at Soka University of America, California, USA. He is an associate producer for ITVS and POV, from the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States. He has been on the editorial board of the journal Latin American Perspectives (LAP/Sage Publications) for the last ten years, serving in the positions of coordinating editor and co-editor of the film section. He is the co-editor of Film and Genocide (University of Wisconsin Press, 2012) and El documental político en Argentina, Chile, y Uruguay (LOM Ediciones, 2015). He also co-edited two special issues for LAP: Political Documentary Film and Video in the Southern Cone: 1950s-2000s (2013), and Media, Politics and Democratization in Latin America (2018). He is currently the co-director of revista Cine Documental.


Kristi M. Wilson is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Humanities at Soka University of America. Her research and teaching interests include classics, film studies, gender studies, cultural studies and rhetoric. She co-founded the Stanford film lab and taught at Stanford University for nine years before coming to Soka University. She is the coeditor of Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema (2007), Film and Genocide (2011), and Political Documentary Cinema in Latin America (2014), and author of numerous publications in such journals as Screen, Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature, Signs, and Literature/Film Quarterly. She also serves on the editorial board of Latin American Perspectives

Lior Zylberman holds a Ph.D in Social Sciences. He is a researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina (CONICET), a researcher at the Center for Genocide Studies (UNTREF) and Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Architecture (UBA). He is co-director of Cine Documental journal, and co-editor of Revista de Estudios sobre Genocidio. He is currently conducting research on the representation of genocides in documentary film. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the subject.

Cosponsored by the Park Center for Independent Media, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, the BFI Doc Media Book Editorial Collective, and Revista Cine Documental.

Producers: Ann Michel and Phil Wilde, Insights International

Who Owns the Story? Documentary in Africa – September 27


Join a 90-minute roundtable discussion with filmmakers, producers, researchers, and cultural activists probing the aesthetics, economics, politics, problems, and solutions of documentary across the African continent.

Monday September 27 

9 a.m.    (Los Angeles)
Noon     (New York/Toronto)
1 p.m.    (Buenos Aires)
5 p.m.    (London)
7 p.m.    (Nairobi)
8 p.m.    (Abu Dhabi)

Register on Zoom here.

The Global DocMedia Series is part of ongoing research and dialogues for the BFI DocMedia Book currently in development. Future sessions will feature roundtables on Raoul Peck’s HBO series “Exterminate All the Brutes,” in collaboration with Cine Documental in Argentina (bilingual Spanish/English), and other international debates in documentary practice, history, and theory.

The series is a collaboration between the BFI DocMedia Book Editorial Collective, the Park Center for Independent Media, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, and Cine Documental (Argentina), with additional support from the Latin American Studies program at Ithaca College.

Panelist bios

Hawa Essuman is a filmmaker, writer, director, and producer. She originally directed theatre and television drama. She has over a decade of successful filmmaking. She codirected the documentary feature Silas, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and directed the multiple award-winning film Soul Boy that screened at over 40 international film festivals. Her works include a short film contributed to the Tate Modern exhibition for Olafor Eliasson’s Little Sun Project. She is the cofounder of Manyatta Screenings, a bi-annual film program showcasing shorts from greater East Africa. She supports the next generation of African filmmakers by running master classes, workshops, and panels on filmmaking across the continent.

Judy Kibinge is a filmmaker who began her career in advertising. She was the first non-expatriate Creative Director of a multi-national regional agency in East Africa leading Pan African campaigns for brands such as Coca-Cola. She has written and directed several award winning fiction and documentary films. In 2013, she founded DOCUBOX, Sub Saharan Africa’s first homegrown fund and hub for independent filmmakers. She is a founding member of the Creative Economy Working Group (CEWG) formed to shape cultural policy in Kenya. In 2021, she was named Most Influential Woman in Film at the Women in Film Awards (Kenya). She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences (The Oscars) and a sitting member of the Documentary Branch Committee for three years running.

Idrissou Mora-Kpai is an award-winning Beninese filmmaker whose films have screened at international film festivals such as in Berlin, Rotterdam, Vienna, Milano, Busan, Sheffield, Cinema du Réel, FID Marseille. His films include America Street (2019), Indochina Traces of a Mother (2011), Arlit, The Second Paris (2005), and Si-Gueriki, The Queen Mother (2002).  His social documentaries tackle post-colonial African societies, migrations, and diasporas. He is a recipient of the Dutch Prince Claus Award for his artistic achievements dedicated to promoting social change in the Global South.  He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies at Ithaca College.

Josh Mwamunga has been involved in the film industry I Kenya since 2009 and believes that film is the most important medium for bringing about social change. In 2012 Josh was one of several researchers engaged to conduct an Africa-wide study of the state of the documentary filmmaking ecosystem in Africa. The resulting report formed the basis for the founding of DOCA, dedicated to nurturing and developing the documentary filmmaking ecosystem in Africa. Josh was involved in drafting DOCA’s initial strategy and joined the organization when it became a registered entity. He currently serves as DOCA’s strategy and finance lead.

Mohamed Saïd Ouma is a renowned filmmaker, cultural operator, and executive director of DocA-Documentary Africa. Mohamed is also engaged in “The African Heritage Project“, a program which aims to restore fifty African films of historical, cultural, and artistic significance. He has cut his professional teeth as a festival manager for the International Film Festival of Africa and the Islands (FIFAI) from 2004 to 2015 where he managed to coordinate support for the festival from the Municipality of Le Port- Reunion Islands and the national film governing body (CNC). His latest film, Red Card premiered at IDFA 2020.


Nyambok Onyore Austin is a young professional who is passionate about Africa and its children with a storied background mainly in Education, Media, Arts, Entertainment, and strategic communications. He is currently the Communications Officer at DocA –Documentary Africa. From 2013-2018 he was the host of The Great Debaters Contest, a national TV show that aired on Citizen TV and KBC Channel 1. He was also the Main Content Creator and moderator of Great Debaters Contest: Connect Edition, a spin-off of the main show. Nyambok is also a Music Producer at MAD Royal Entertainment.

Cosponsored by the Park Center for Independent Media, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, the BFI Doc Media Book Editorial Collective, and Documentary Africa.  

Producers: Ann Michel and Phil Wilde, Insights International