Intellectual Scum

Short Film

Together we will watch the controversial film Intellectual Scum and discuss the movie and its subjects afterwards. The director of the movie, Njue Kevin, will join us over Skype for the discussion.

About Intellectual Scum

Intellectual Scum is a controversial film based on an online article, written by the Zambian author Field Ruwe in 2012, which went viral. It is a dialogue between the author and a white man who claims that the African intellectuals are lazy, while the illiterate poor African works hard. This is how the white man explains poverty. The film leaves nobody indifferent.

Despite the fact that the end of the film adopts a rather moralizing tone, this film is a very important production of a young filmmaker with a message.

Watch here the trailer: