YIISA Film Series: “La Haine”

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 9:30pm through 11:30pm
Event description: 

“La Haine” (1995) (English: The Hate)

The film follows three young men and their time spent in the French suburban “ghetto,” over a span of twenty-four hours.  Vinz, a Jew, Said, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up in these French suburbs where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point.  During the riots that took place a night before, a police officer lost his handgun in the ensuing madness, only to leave it for Vinz to find.  Now, with a newfound means to gain the respect he deserves, Vinz vows to kill a cop if his friend Abdel dies in the hospital, due to the beating he received while in police custody.

Pizza will be served during the screening. RSVP is required.  Please RSVP by Monday, April 5, 2010 to yiisa.program@yale.edu or 203.432.5239. For more information, visit www.yale.edu/yiisa.