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Cargo 200: European Film Salon

23 February 2015, 12:00 am

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23 February 2015
Cargo 200 is a Russian thriller shot in 2007. It is set during the period of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.  Cargo 200 was the code word referring to casualties for transportation in the Russian military. A young woman is abducted and an innocent man is accused of having murdered her.

23 February 2015
Garwood Lecture Theatre
South Wing
Main Campus 

Part of the Reverberations of the Second World War in Germany and Europe research groupThe European Film Salon is a film and discussion series which considers the representation of perpetrators in documentary and feature films. Through an analysis of film, the group seek to discuss questions such as: What is meant by the term 'perpetrator'? What is the legacy of perpetrators over the generations? How do perpetrators narrate their own actions? What is the place of individual agency and social mobilization in defining a perpetrator? And, what are the implications of our interest in and fascination with perpetrators?

All screenings will be introduced by an academic, critic or director and will be followed by a discussion of the aforementioned questions. 

  • Please note: This film contains graphic scenes of sexual violence.
  • The screening of Cargo 200  will be introduced by Julian Graffy (UCL SSEES)
  • For more information on this project, contact Dr. Wagner