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Unmaking the Mask shorts program

 
 
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
  • 7PM
 
 
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Following the films, Leah Gilliam and Ja'Tovia Gary will join Rizvana Bradley, assistant professor of Film and Media Studies and African American Studies at Yale, for an onstage discussion.
 
 
 
 
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The Finding Fanon Trilogy

Directed by Larry Achiampong, David Blandy
2015, 15min, 2015, 9min, 2017, 15min, New York premiere

 

An ambitious series which blends personal histories, pop culture and post-colonial theory to examine how we navigate the digital and physical worlds of the twenty-first century.

 
Slowly This

Directed by Arthur Jafa
1995, 26min

 

In this beautifully shot and visually inventive film, writers David Mura and Alex Pate share personal and provocative stories that range from reading Fanon to reading Meryl Streep's face.

 
 
 
Now Pretend

Directed by Leah Gilliam
1992, 11min

 

An experimental investigation into the use of race as an arbitrary signifier, drawing upon language, personal memories and the 1959 text, "Black Like Me."

 
 
Giverny I (Négresse Impériale)

Directed by Ja’Tovia Gary
2017, 6min

 

This filmic collage, shot on location on Claude Monet's famed garden in Giverny, France, examines class, violence, and bodily integrity against the backdrop of the West's continued imperialist campaigns around the world and its historical and contemporary artistic canon.

 
 
 
 
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