DATE: Tuesday, April 7 TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
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DATE: Wednesday, February 18 TIME: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Interested in doing a project that might involve using historical or archived footage and stills? Don't know what obstacles and costs might be involved given our copyright clearance culture? The Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law presents this special session with D.C. based Media Historian and Researcher Bonnie G. Rowan who in the past 20 years has worked on hundreds of documentaries, exhibits and publications. She will share her expertise in searching collections including those of the National Archives and the Library of Congress.
Ilana Weaver, better known to hip-hop fans as Invincible, is a Detroit-based emcee and community activist who has been rapping and organizing for well over a decade. She will screen and discuss the hybrid music video/documentary Locusts and lead a participatory discussion about local organizing strategies and generating ideas to bring new people and energy into the local anti-displacement projects. MORE INFO
Documentary filmmaker and cultural theorist, Manthia Diawara, surveys the trends and developments of contemporary African cinema. A cinema that took form during the early years of independence, film in Africa has been both a cultural and political force. Diawara will screen selections created by a variety of film artists from across the African continent and attempt to put the work in historical and social context.
Friday, November 7, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tim Portlock began his art making as a community-based muralist and studio painter. After discovering the Internet, he saw technology as a means to create socially engaged projects illustrating the cultural and societal changes American urban spaces have undergone since the end of the industrial era. In this master class he will share excerpts of his current digital work which includes virtual reality interactive narratives and 3D simulations of historic spaces depicting post-industrial cities.