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Screening of Why is We Americans

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join The Department of History for a special screening of the film Why is We Americans, followed by a discussion with the director, Udi Aloni on March 30 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at the RCAH theater (Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, 362 Bogue St. East Lansing).

‌The film follows several generations of Newark’s legendary Baraka family and their involvement in struggles for racial and social justice, from the 1960s to the present. It focuses on the radical African American poet, playwright, and activist, Amiri Baraka.

‌The director will present the film and lead a discussion after the screening.

‌Udi Aloni is an Israeli American filmmaker, writer, and political activist. His 2006 film, Forgiveness, which presents a radical reinterpretation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has been described by the prominent philosopher and cultural theorist, Slavoj Zizek, as “maybe the most beautiful, powerful, and important film ever made about the tragedies of the region.” Aloni’s films have been shown in festivals all over the world, including Berlin, Toronto, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem.

‌The event is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact Dr. Ronen Steinberg (ronens@msu.edu)

‌Co-sponsored by The Department of English, the Department of African American and African Studies, The Office of the Provost, The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and Peace and Justice Studies.



March 30
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


RCAH Theatre, Snyder Hall, Terrace Level, 362 Bogue St. East Lansing, MI 48825