In person screening of Monopoly of Violence by David Dufresne (only open to NYU community) from 1:30 to 3pm
Winner of the César award 2021 for best documentary and the Louis Lumière award 2021 for best documentary.
As anger and resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizens-led protests are being repressed with an ever-increasing violence. In MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE, David Dufresne gathers a panel of citizens to question, exchange and confront their views on the social order and the legitimacy of the use of force by the State.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director David Dufresne starting at 3:30pm
About David Dufresne:
David Dufresne is an international award-winning independent writer and filemaker. Producer and MIT OpenDocLab Fellow, David Dufresne is the creator of The Monopoly of violence, supported by the Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2020, and interactive works including DADA-DATA (2016, with Anita Hugi and Akufen for Arte) and the multiple-award winning documentary Fort McMoney (2013, Toxa/Arte/NFB), acclaimed by the New York Times as an innovative hybrid “where film marries video game.” He also co-directed the web documentary Prison Valley (World Press Photo 2011 award for Best Interactive Non-Linear Work).
His work on French police butality, called Allo Place Beauvau, was recognized by Nato, European parliament and European Council. This project received the 2019 Journalism Grand Prize.
David Dufresne was a long-time reporter for Libération and managing editor of iTélé, France’s 24-hour newscast. He has also published a dozen investigation books. He is the recipient of over 15 international awards.
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