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

When: Thursday, June 3, 2021
All day  

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free and Open to all, Online

Contact: Block Museum of Art   (847) 491-4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Co-Sponsor: The Women's Center
Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Category: Fine Arts


Dreaming Rivers, Weaving Collectives presents a short film from the visionary collective Sankofa Film and Video. Filmmaker Judah Attille joins LUX curatorial fellow Cairo Clarke and members of han heung 한흥 恨興 media collective in an intergenerational dialogue with members of contemporary film and media collectives in the US and UK. The program was curated by the Feminist-in-Residence at Northwestern’s Women’s Center Hankyeol Song.
Starting at 12 PM Central Time on June 3, Dreaming Rivers will stream for free on the Block’s Vimeo page for a period of three days. Please RSVP.

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 Attille will join LUX curatorial fellow Cairo Clarke and members of han heung in a recorded conversation about radical collective-building and resistance within and through media and cultural practice.

Sankofa Film and Video Collective was founded by Judah Attille 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.


About the film:

Dreaming Rivers

(A Sankofa film directed by Martina Attille, 1988, UK, 30 min, English)Dreaming Rivers elaborates upon and transforms a discourse opened by Black UK film workshop Sankofa Film and Video Collective in their 1980s discussion series, “Black Women and Representation.” The three children of Miss T., a Black immigrant 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. 

Dreaming Rivers appears courtesy of Women Make Movies.

Co-presented by the Block Museum of Art with the Women’s Center at Northwestern University.

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