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Crosstalks at the Movies: Snake Dance in Cinema RITS

dinsdag, 24 februari, 2015 - 19:00
Rue Antoine Dansaertstraat 70, Brussel. (Ingang via het RITS Café)
Film + debate

Two experienced storytellers, filmmaker Manu Riche and writer Patrick Marnham, join forces to tell the story of the invention of the atomic bomb and its unintended consequences in today’s world.

They follow the tracks of 2 historical characters who, each in their own way, forged this story: German-born Aby Warburg, the heir to a banking dynasty who became an anthropologist and studied the Pueblo Indians of Los Alamos, and Robert Oppenheimer, a brilliant idealist who will always be known as the inventor of the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.

From booming New Mexico to war-stricken Congo and earthquake-devastated Japan, Snake Dance offers a compelling reflection on the Promethean dimensions of nuclear power.


  • 19.00h. - Performance by Jerry Killick as Aby Warburg with his historic 1923 lecture about the Pueblo Indians.
  • 19.30h. - Screening Snake Dance
  • 21.00h. - Aftertalk with Manu RichePatrick Marnham and Jorgen D'Hondt (VUB)
  • 22.00h. - Drinks & networking in the Rits café

 Tickets cost 2 euros (for students, EhB-staff and CJP-members) or 5 euros (externals). Tickets are on sale at the entrance of CINEMA RITS each film evening between 18.00h and 19.00h.