Symposium | Racism in Cinema: Representations of Blackness in Films

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Gas Station Art Centre

445 River Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3L 0C3

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“I Can’t Breathe” Is Not a Protest Slogan. The symposium is a mini town hall on Anti-Black Racism.

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The Manitoba African Film Festival Inc. is hosting its 3rd Annual African Film Festival in Manitoba (AM-FM) from September 26 to 27, 2020. A symposium with the theme: Racism in Cinema: Representations of Blackness in Films will be held on September 26 at the Gas Station Arts Center, 445 River Avenue at 10am.

“I Can’t Breathe” Is Not a Protest Slogan. The symposium is a mini town hall on Anti-Black Racism. The symposium panel takes its cue from current conversations on racism and will extend the discussion on racism in cinema. It will contribute more broadly to the critical discourse of anti-black racism. The panel aims to bring together the voices of black stakeholders (including community leaders, academics, and artists) in a conversation on the enduring systems and ideologies of racial oppression in society. The panel explores the longstanding cultural, political and economic practices that function to facilitate racism, oppression, inequality and injustice. It also explores the tolls of these practices on black peoples and will ask for ways to redress and eradicate systems of racism in society.

Keynote: Dr. Onokome Okome: Professor of Arts, English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta

Respondents: Dr. Mbye Cham: Professor in the Department of African Studies and Director of the Center for African Studies at Howard University in Washington, D. C.

Dr. Sarah Buchanan: Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris, USA. Teaches courses on francophone cinema, literature and cultures

Moderator: Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba: Assistant professor at The University of Winnipeg. He teaches courses on African and African/Black Diaspora literatures.

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