Location: Streaming (online)
Location Link: https://www.twitch.tv/screensociety
Screening of Short Films, with Discussion:
Inspired by the recently published collection of essays, Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film, NC State Film Studies Professor Marsha Gordon; University of Chicago Cinema and Media Studies Professor Allyson Nadia Field; Ina Archer, Artist and Media Conservator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture; and Skip Elsheimer of A/V Geeks will present a digitized selection of short 16mm films from the 1960s and 1970s engaged with the topic of race.
From a student-made documentary about a young woman of color growing up in Los Angeles to a South Carolina educational short about intestinal parasites featuring a hilarious pair of frog and squirrel puppets, you’ll see how non-white subjects entered the American consciousness on small screens in classrooms, churches, and community centers.
-- The presenters will introduce each film on the Twitch live stream before it is shown, and then after each film they will give a short response and take a few questions from the Twitch chat.
[To submit questions during the discussion, please sign up for a free Twitch account in advance - all that it requires is a working email address to get confirmed (which will not be visible to anyone else on Twitch), a "date of birth" to verify that you are over 18 years of age, and for you to pick a username and password that aren't already in use on the site. Please understand that no account or sign-in is required to view the films & discussion on our Twitch channel, so you'll only need to sign in on Twitch if you wish to post questions in the chat.]
Total film run time: 40 min (not including discussion)
Film to be screened:
Pamela Wong's Birthday for Grandma (1976, 9 min)
Felicia (1965, 13 min)
Minority Youth: Adam (1971, 10 min)
Ro-Revus Talks About Worms (1971, 7 min)
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Sponsor: Cinematic Arts at Duke University