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The Identity Document and the Documentary Gesture: Notes from South Africa

When: Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-3864

Group: Critical Theory

Category: Academic


Pre-publication discussion with Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Media Studies, Rühr Universität Bochum) and Rosalind Morris (Anthropology, Columbia University) of chapters from Morris’ project Unstable Ground. The Lives, Deaths and Afterlives of Gold in South Africa and the Documentary Gesture, with screening of Morris' film A Film is Being Made. Northwestern Professor Anna Parkinson will chair the event.

To receive the link to registration for the event, please contact Sarah Peters ( The film to be screened prior to the event will be sent in the confirmation e-mail after registering for the event. If you are a graduate student and would like access to the chapters to be read prior to the event, please contact Ryan Bince ( 

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