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In these fights, the winner is determined from the start. It’s not a boxing match with a surprise finish, the underdog toppling the champion. Try to make peace and you’re devoured alive; fight back and the police take you away, accusing you of starting the fight. And God knows what comes after that …
Based on the death-in-custody of Oury Jalloh and the political movement that arose from the case, The Most Unsatisfied Town takes an intimate look at a community transformed by an unspeakable act of violence. This work-in-progress presentation will be followed by a conversation open to the public with artists and special guests.
Performed by: Martha Fessehatzion, Michael Ojake and David Wurawa
Special Guest: Eddie Bruce-Jones is a Visiting Lecturer in Public International Law at King’s College London School of Law, where he teaches postgraduate courses in international law and anti-discrimination law. Bruce-Jones is an expert member of The Oury Jalloh Independent Investigative Commission and LGBTI Resource Contact for The Southern Refugee Legal Aid Network. He is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt University of Berlin.
Among his published work is the article ‘Race, Space, and the Nation State: Racial Recognition and the Prospects of Substantive Equality under Anti-Discrimination Law in France and Germany.’ Bruce-Jones’ principal research includes human rights law, refugee law, comparative equality law, legal theory, prison policy, and legal anthropology. He holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University (AB) and advanced degrees from King’s College London (LLM), Columbia University School of Law (JD) and Humboldt University of Berlin (MA).
Amy Evans began her career in theatre ten years ago, developing spoken word pieces in collaboration with a number of Berlin-based artists and musicians. Her first play, Achidi J’s Final Hours, was based on the true story of Mareame N’Deye Sarr who was killed by German police in Aschaffenburg in July 2001. She is currently a Fellow at the ICI Berlin.
Special Guest: Eddie Bruce-Jones
The event, like all events at the ICI Berlin, is open to the public, free of charge. The audience is presumed to consent to a possible recording on the part of the ICI Berlin. If you would like to attend the event yet might require assistance, please contact Event Management.