Sun 14.11
15:30 - 19:22
Cinemateket Tancred


In connection with our screening of Exterminate All the Brutes, we will screen a digital talk with Raoul Peck and author and historian of ideas, Dag Herbjørnsrud.

"There is no such thing as alternative facts." – Raoul Peck

From the director of groundbreaking documentary I Am Not Your Negro (2016) comes a monumental epic about the history, present, and future of colonialism. Director Raoul Peck has referred to this four-episode documentary as the origin story of white supremacy.

Its title is a quote from Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness, later re-interpreted in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979). The quote was later thoroughly analysed by Swedish historian Sven Lindqvist, who wrote about the relationship between colonialism and Nazism. In his radical, experimental documentary, Raoul Peck takes us on a revolutionary journey which explores the links from the invading "Pioneers of the New World" via institutionalised slavery in the US, to Hitler’s orchestrated genocide and from there to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Rwandan mass slaughter of 1994.

Exterminate All The Brutes combines classic documentary archive material with quotes and clips from popular culture, interspersed with dramatized thought experiments which illustrate historical events. This four-part HBO series will be screened in full at Films From the South 2021. It will be an unforgettable experience.

"Unorthodox in both content and style […] It may well be the most politically radical and intellectually challenging work of nonfiction ever made for television." – TIME Magazine

Helene Aalborg


Raoul Peck (b. 1953) is an award-winning Haitian filmmaker and previous Minister of Culture. Notable works include the war drama Sometimes in April (2015) about the Rwandan genocide, and Academy Award-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro (2016) about African-American activist and writer James Baldwin.

This film is part of

The Critical Room (TCR) Special Screenings

Country USA

Year 2021

Director Raoul Peck

Screenplay Raoul Peck

Cinematography Kolja Brandt, Stéphane Fontaine

Producer Daniel Delume

Cast Raoul Peck, Josh Hartnett, Caisa Ankarsparre, Fraser James, Aïssa Maïga

Production Company HBO Documentary Films, Velvet Film

Distribution HBO

Runtime 3h 52m

Language English

Subtitles Norwegian

Genre Documentary

Format DCP

Age limit 15

Links IMDb TIME Magazine: A Radical Masterpiece About White Supremacy, Violence and the History of the West

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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