Film

Ethnic Notions

 
Curator's Choice
 
Thu, Feb 7, 2019
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 57min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
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+  Post-screening discussion with journalist Steven W. Thrasher, professor Racquel Gates, and Ashley Clark
 
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Directed by Marlon Riggs | 1986

Unflinching, unsettling, and essential, this Emmy-winning documentary examines the devastating legacy of black stereotypes throughout American history, from the slavery era to the present. Drawing on a wide variety of media—from minstrel shows to cartoons to everyday household objects—Ethnic Notions illustrates how these racist caricatures infiltrated the popular imagination and served to rob African-Americans of their humanity.

Post-screening Discussion
Journalist Steven W. Thrasher and Racquel Gates, assistant professor of cinema & media studies at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, moderated by series programmer Ashley Clark

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