Images In Blackness - Black Women in Film and the Normalization of Inequality

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Haines Hall Dept Room - - Bunche Ctr. Library & Media Room 135

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Ralph J. Bunche Ctr for African American Studies
(310) 206-8267


Additional Information

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM, the Bunche Center will host the third event of the Images in Blackness Film Series (Black Women in Film and the Normalization of Inequality).

This event will feature Quad Productions discussing their film "Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama - A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation." This panel discussion will be held in the Bunche Center’s Library and Media Center (Haines Hall 135). Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Images of Blackness: Black Women Filmmakers and the Normalization of Inequality features filmmakers and scholars whose work explores the impact the absence of black women visual artists has on creative and social representation.

The Ralph J Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA will curate this film and discussion series during Spring Quarter 2013 (April 24th, May 2nd, May 15th) and will examine how continued marginalization of this group silences their stories in popular culture. The series will discuss how this absence reinforces prejudice and discrimination against black women in other areas of social and cultural production.

It will be organized as movie screenings / film clips followed by panel discussions about the films and current relevant research in the discipline. Throughout this series, the Bunche Center will examine the intersection between race, gender, and sexuality and focus on its role in determining acceptance, critical consideration, and commercial success in the entertainment industry.

Co-sponsors for the series are Vice Provost Christine Littleton, Diversity and Faculty Development; the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and the Pan African Film Festival.

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