Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Murder in Mesopotamia
  • Film
  • 4/28/2012
  • 15:30-15:45
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: African & African-American Studies, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, Film & Media Studies, French & Italian, KU Libraries, Project on th
Event Description
A young mother, much loved in her hometown of Mesopotamia, is brutally shot to death in this poor village of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. The cold-blooded murder happened a day before she was to give court testimony against a man accused of raping her. Circumstances point to the accused rapist as the killer, but he is set free for lack of evidence. The townsfolk and victim’s family talk poignantly about their fears and their desire for justice - vigilante or divine. “An eye for an eye…and a tooth for a tooth,” originating in ancient Mesopotamia, takes on modern-day meaning in a village of the same name.

Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF)