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Acclaimed HBO Docuseries Focus of Signature Arts & Lectures Event

The second Arts & Lectures event of the semester focuses on the acclaimed Black Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s newest film,“Exterminate All the Brutes.” The HBO docuseries is based on three critical historical texts by authors Sven Lindquist, Michel-Rolph Trouillot and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. 

The event is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the USU Ballroom and will also be available to be streamed online. ​​The event is free for Cal State San Marcos students. Faculty, staff, alumni and community members can reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website.

“Exterminate All the Brutes” breaks new cinematic ground for the way it reframes not only the United States’ history of slavery, genocide and racism as stemming from European colonialism, but also these histories’ relationship to the Jewish Holocaust and the Haitian Revolution. In this Arts & Lectures signature event, the American Indian Studies department will screen the first episode of the series and feature a panel discussion with Dunbar-Ortiz, CSUSM faculty Joely Proudfit and Dina Gilio-Whitaker, and a special guest to be announced.  

CSUSM’s Arts & Lectures series offers a diverse lineup of artistic, cultural and scholarly events every semester based on input and proposals from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Events are scheduled to take place largely in person this spring, subject to change based on developments related to COVID-19. Attendees can reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website


What: Arts & Lectures event “Exterminate All the Brutes”

Who: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Joely Proudfit, Dina Gilio-Whitaker and a special guest to be announced

When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23

Where: USU Ballroom and streamed online 

Cost: Free for CSUSM students; $6 for faculty, staff and alumni; $12 for community members 

Tickets: Register online

Information: Arts and Lectures website 

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