Date & Time
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Logan Center, Screening Room 201
Film Studies Center
This program zeroes in on issues surrounding immigration, migration, and racial identities unique to specific environments. These works embrace and amplify the micro rather than the macro in scope. They move from the national to the hyperlocal, advocating that understanding conflicts and contradictions can lead to change. Discussions of police brutality in Third World Newsreel’s Black Panther a.k.a. Off the Pig or animations about toxic pollution made by the Indigenous youth media collective Outta Your Backpack expand conceptualizations of the range of participatory community media and the varieties of forms environmental media inhabits. With Susan Gzesh (UChicago) and Alaka Wali (Field Museum).
Presented by the Film Studies Center and Arts + Public Life.