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Screen/Society--The Visible Spectrum--Program 1: "Madeline Anderson: I Am Somebody" -- w/ curators Chi-hui Yang and Jon-Sesrie Goff in attendance

Still from I AM SOMEBODY, by Madeline Anderon
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Q&A with series curators Chi-hui Yang & Jon-Sesrie Goff
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Experimental and Documentary Cinema: The Visible Spectrum

Film Screening Program: "Madeline Anderson: I Am Somebody"

Grounded in the trailblazing works of Madeline Anderson, this program spans over a half-century of cultural production by black women. Anderson's use of the news library archive combined with pointed filmed footage creates expansive narratives to document integration efforts in the American North and South during the late 1950s in "Integration Report One" and focuses her lens on the unionization efforts and subsequent strike of hospital workers in Charleston, SC who must address both racism and sexism in the workplace in "I Am Somebody".

Full Program:

-- "Integration Report 1" (Madeline Anderson, 1960, 21 min, US)

-- "An Ecstatic Experience" (Ja'tovia Gary, 2017, 6 min, 2017, US)

-- "Tower XYZ" (Ayo Akingbade, 2016, 3 min, UK)

-- "I Am Somebody" (Madeline Anderson, 1970, 30 min, US)

-- "Free, White, and 21" (Howardena Pindell, 1980, 12 min, US)

TRT: 72 min

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Contact: Hank Okazaki