Event: Filmmaker Idrissou Mora-Kpai and Historian Carina Ray in Conversation
Mora-Kpai’s extraordinary “Arlit: Deuxième Paris,” described as a “a case study in environmental racism set in a uranium mining town in the Sahara Desert of Niger” will serve as a springboard for a timely discussion on the history of France-Niger relations, nuclear power, and everyday life in the former French colony. The coup d’état of 2023 invites reflection on the imbrications of past in present, touching on policy, economy, environment, public health, and politics from the perspective of lived experience in the mining town.
About the Program
The Historical Studies Program focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of history.