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Dreaming Rivers, Weaving Collectives - with Judah Attille (filmmaker), Cairo Clarke, and han heung 한흥 恨興 media collective

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When: Thursday, June 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM CT

Where: Online
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Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: Melisa Stephen   (847) 491-7360

Group: The Women's Center

Category: Multicultural & Diversity, Fine Arts


About the film

Dreaming Rivers (1989) elaborates and transforms a discourse opened by Black UK film workshop Sankofa Film and Video Collective in their 1980’s discussion series, “Black Women and Representation”. The three children of Miss T., a Black migrant woman from the Caribbean, gather at her deathbed. The film figures their lives and identities in their late mother’s image, tracing fragmentation and difference across diasporic Black British subjectivities.


About the program

Curated by Hankyeol Song, founder of han heung 한흥 恨興 media collective and feminist-in-residence at Northwestern Women’s Center, Dreaming Rivers, Weaving Collectives presents an intergenerational and transnational exploration of collective film workshops and the cultural politics of representation. Filmmaker Judah Attile will join LUX curatorial fellow Cairo Clarke and members of han heung in a post-screening conversation about radical collective-building and resistance within and through media and cultural practice.

Sankofa Film and Video Collective was founded by Judah Attile and her contemporaries following the 1981 Brixton riots in the UK, to make critical interventions into Eurocentric film theory and practice. han heung takes inspiration from Sankofa’s legacy to study, critique, and apply similar collective interventions to current moving image practice. 


the film and conversation will be available to stream through Block Cinema from June 3rd to June 6th.

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