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March 2015
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Writer’s Discussion Series and Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road, Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Writer’s Discussion Series – Nicole Fleetwood: “On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination” “On Racial Icons” looks at visual culture and race in the United States, in particular the significance of photography to document black public life. It examines America’s fascination with representing and seeing race in a myriad of contexts as emblematic of national and racial progress at best, or as a gauge of a collective racial wound. Investigating the concept of the icon in the context of…

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The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – “Bound”

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road, Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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BOUND: African vs African Americans [Dir: Peres Owino/Documentary/USA/English/90 min/2014] BOUND: African vs African Americans is a hard-hitting documentary that addresses the little known tension that exists between Africans and African Americans. The film opens with personal testimonials that expose this rift then walks us through the corridors of African colonialism and African American enslavement, laying bare their effects and how these have divided and bound Africans and African Americans.   Discussion following film screening with director Peres Owino and student…

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