Film Screenings and Discussion: "Traversing the Boundaries of Resistance: A Conversation with Haile Gerima and Edson Cardoso"
Mon, April 29, 2013 • 10:00 AM • CLA 1.302B
Traversing the Boundaries of Resistance begins with a screening of the documentary Beyond the Mirror, directed by postdoctoral fellow Ana Flauzina, which explores the dialogue between Edson Cardoso and Haile Gerima, two important activists and intellectuals in Brazil and the United States. A formal presentation by Edson Cardoso and a screening and discussion of Haile Gerima’s most recent movie, Teza, will follow.
Film Screening: Beyond the Mirror
Presentation: Edson Cardoso
Film Screening: Teza
Haile Gerima is an acclaimed Etiopian filmmaker who moved to the U.S. in the 1960s and helped formulate an independent aesthetic for black cinema in the country. Among his most important films are: Sankofa and Bush Mama. His most recent movie, Teza, released in 2009, won several international awards and explores the struggles of a black intellectual confronted by the racial conflicts in Ethiopia and Germany.
Edson Cardoso has dedicated his life as a journalist and activist to confronting the racist structures of Brazilian society. Among the most important accomplishments of this controversial intellectual, was the publication of the newspaper Irohin, one of the only publications to address racism in the country from a politically independent standpoint.
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