Graduate Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality
Fri, October 28, 2011 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • GAR 1. 102
Documentary film viewing of Tagut ("Fog"in Tashelhit), followed by panel discussion.
The movie, Tagut ("Fog"in Tashelhit) (17 minutes) by documentary film maker Melanie Reynard, follows the work of scholar-activist, Jamila Bargach, and the non-profit organization she directs, Dar Si-Hmad, as they launch a fog-collecting project in June 2011. Funded in part by the School of Advanced Research (SAR) and a Campbell Foundation Fellowship, Baruch sets out of help the women of Ifni and local Berber communities to obtain drinking water from the anti-Atlas Mountains. The objective is to relieve women from the strain of fetching water -- which takes an average of 3.5 hours per day. For more information please see the trailer: http://cargocollective.com/melrey/#1323450/
Dr. Erika Bsumek, who was involved with SAR efforts to fund the project, Dr. Benjamin Brower, a scholar of modern France and Algeria, and Emily Brownell, PhD graduate student in the Department of History, will be there to discuss the intersection between water, environment, and scholarship.