Dreams are Colder than Death: Screening & Talk with Arthur Jafa

Featuring Arthur Jafa, Christina Sharpe, Reina Gossett, and Tavia Nyong'o.

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africana, Arthur Jafa, arts, Black cinema, film, gender, race

International Center of Photography School, 1114 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Sep 29, 2016 | 6:30PM

Dreams are Colder than Death: Screening & Talk with Arthur Jafa

Arthur Jafa, Christina Sharpe, Reina Gossett & Tavia Nyong'o

Join us for a screening and discussion with acclaimed filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa. Jafa’s work in TNEG Film Studio (the studio he runs together with co-creators Elissa Blount Moorhead and Malik Sayeed) seeks to create a black cinema that equals the “power, beauty and alienation of black music.” Against the contemporary backdrop of the […]

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Arthur Jafa, Black cinema, film

Reina Gossett: Making a Way Out of No Way

Keynote address at The Scholar & Feminist Conference 41: Sustainabilities.

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activism, arts, disability, film, gender, history, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, transgender

BCRW
Oct 9, 2014 | 12:00PM

Birthright Crisis: The Power and Paradoxes of Media Advocacy

Miriam Neptune

After a September 2013 court ruling stripped citizenship from thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent, long-term efforts to critique human rights conditions in the Dominican Republic gained traction while existing tensions between Dominican and Haitian diaspora groups also increased. Miriam Neptune will discuss the experience of screening her award-winning documentary Birthright Crisis as both an […]

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activism, film, history, human rights

Wildness: Discussion with the Filmmakers

Discussion featuring Wu Tsang and Roya Rastegar. Moderated by Janet Jakobsen

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activism, arts, class, film, gender, immigration, intersectionality, latina, performance, politics, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, transgender

Event Oval
Mar 6, 2013 | 7:00PM

“The Lady with the Whip”: Gendered Violence and Social Death in Manderlay and Django Unchained

Frank Wilderson

How do we conceptualize gender, violence and political organizing in Black life? What does it mean to understand slavery as an ongoing relationship? Join us for a talk by Frank Wilderson, Professor of African American Studies and Drama (UC-Irvine) and award-winning author of Incognegro and Red White and Black. Esther Armah (political commentator, playwright, and […]

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africana, arts, film, gender, history, media, race, violence

The Diana Center
Mar 2, 2013 | 9:00AM

Utopia

LIVE-TWEETING DESCRIPTION PROGRAM VIDEOS & MORE Live-Tweeting Tweets about “#sfutopia” Participant Twitter Handles Gwendolyn Beetham @gwendolynb K. Tempest Bradford @tinytempest Melanie Cervantes @Meloniousfunk Francesca Coppa @fcoppa Design for America – Lulu Mickelson, Andrew Demas, Kendall Herman @DFAColumbia Cassie Flynn @cassie_flynn Reina Gossett @reinagossett Amber Hollibaugh – Queers for Economic Justice @Q4EJ Valery Jean @Valery_Jean Ileana […]

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activism, arts, class, democracy, disability, economic justice, film, gender, intersectionality, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, technology

Scholar and Feminist Online 10.3
Summer 2012

Feminist Media Theory: Iterations of Social Difference

Guest edited by Jonathan Beller

Contributors include Jonathan Beller, Katrina Brown, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Dina Gadia, Cindy Gao, Marina Gržinić, Orit Halpern, Rosanna Irvine, Katie King, Deborah Levitt, Negar Mottahedeh, Roya Rastegar, Catherine Sameh, and Manuel Vason.

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Ntozake Shange on Stage and Screen

Discussion featuring Ntozake Shange, Soyica Diggs Colbert, and Monica Miller. Introduction by Tina Campt.

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2012
Nov 7, 2012

Ntozake Shange on Stage and Screen

Recorded Nov 7, 2012

The 2012-13 Africana Distinguished Alumna Series honors one of Barnard’s most distinguished African American alumnae: Ntozake Shange '70. A playwright, poet, and novelist of startling originality, Shange is best known for her 1975 Obie Award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Following the screening of Tyler Perry’s acclaimed 2010 film version of the play, Ms. Shange speaks candidly with Soyica Diggs Colbert, assistant professor of English at Dartmouth College, and Monica Miller, associate professor of English at Barnard, about her groundbreaking work and its controversial adaptation to the screen.

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Janice Haaken: Moving Images – Documenting the Lives of Women Migrants and Asylum-Seekers

Full-length video of Janice Haaken's lecture, "Moving Images: Documenting the Lives of Women Migrants and Asylum-Seekers."

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film, gender, immigration, photography, science, violence

2012
Oct 23, 2012

Janice Haaken

Recorded Oct 23, 2012

Since visual images invoke the spectator's experience of unmediated access to the inner world of the subject, the evocative power of photographic images may readily reproduce forms of voyeurism. This under-theorizing becomes particularly problematic in projects that document the lives of migratory and marginalized women. Drawing on several decades of prior field research and documentary film projects, Professor Haaken presents a study carried out with women refugee and asylum-seekers in the UK. In discussing photographic images from the study, Haaken provides a framework for working through a series of ethical, political, and methodological dilemmas. She draws on psychoanalytic feminist theory, critical psychology, and participatory action research methods to argue for the importance of an approach to the visual that includes the dynamics of spectatorship as well as the dynamics of the research setting itself as an affectively rich and conflicted site of knowledge production.

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film, gender, immigration, photography, science, violence