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Filmmaking in Consciousness Raising

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February 21 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm EST

Location: OLIN Theatre 


This session will discuss the role of nonfiction film in consciousness raising efforts, particularly for social justice movements. The session will feature discussions by student filmmakers who made films about Lebanese immigrants in the USA (George Francis) and Black students at historically White colleges and universities (Nakota Blackelk-Noel). Crystal Manion and Liana Kerr Luciano will also discuss the work of filmmakers Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) and Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied). The panel will conclude with questions fielded from attendees. 


This session Q&A w. G. Francis + discussion of role of Filmmaking in Consciousness Raising is offered as one of six concurrent breakout sessions.

Learn more about the other five sessions:
Sustainability Hackathon
Corruption: what it is, why it happens, and how to fight it
How inclusive are we? W&J and the Campus Pride Index
Artificial Intelligence and Misinformation
Service Experience (2 hours) with student life

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February 21
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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Stevie Berberick

Dr. Stevie Berberick

Dr. Stevie Berberick (they/them) earned their Ph.D. in Mass Communications with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality...