📢 EURAFRICA — a conversation with Stefan Jonsson and Peo Hansen
With Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson, authors of ‘Eurafrica, the Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism’ we explore how the European Economic Community (EEC) was founded through the exploitation of African resources which benefited European countries (including the UK).
In this episode we consider how the very foundation of the EU was grounded on an extractivist model. In their book Eurafrica, the Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism, Prof. Peo Hansen and Prof. Stefan Jonsson, debunk the theory of what they refer to as the "Immaculate Conception of the European Union formation", one where a group of benevolent Western European leaders chose to set aside nationalist rivalries to unite for peace, democracy and freedom, to one where the cooperation of European states to no little extent was predicated upon the exploitation of African resources, which could be better accomplished through a coordinated effort.
FRAUD (Audrey Samson & Francisco Gallardo)
Sound editing by Kitty Turner
Images by Francisca Roseiro
The EURO—VISION public programme has been commissioned by Arts Catalyst & RADAR.