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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Documentaries of the African Diaspora: The African Experience Screend and Discussed

Mon, October 13, 2008 • 12:00 PM • John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)

Adam Williams, MA Student- Radio, TV, Film, with the support from the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), will set in motion a series of documentaries on 'Africans throughout the Diaspora', which will span through both the Fall and Spring semesters. The series is made up of contemporary documentaries that analyze 'specific' issues and experiences that impact and/or that African people from around the globe encounter. It is

Mr. Williams is currently a MA student in the Department of Radio, TV, and Film and his area of study focuses on aspects of Black Identity in Contemporary Film, Media, and Society. This project will further help him to better conceptualize, articulate, and sharpen his knowledge in the discipline, as he wraps-up his Master's program and prepares for doctoral study. With a successful outcome of these endeavors, he looks to expand and transform this body of visual literature into a curriculum that he will use to teach a course in the Fall of 2009.

Sponsored by: JLW/CAAAS - BGSA


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