Northwestern Events Calendar

Oct
3
2019

Multiple Battlefield Cinema

SHOW DETAILS

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM  

Where: Scott Hall, 212, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Graduate Students

Contact: Kim Suiseeya  

Group: Department of Political Science

Co-Sponsor: Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Category: Academic

Description:

This workshop, entitled Battlefield Cinema, brings together filmmakers, scholars, and Indigenous Peoples whose goal is to explore how community-engaged and arts based environmental scholarship can both make visible often invisible Indigenous histories of struggle and recognition while at the same time serve as an important tool for witnessing and archiving contemporary political struggles. The workshop will raise awareness about historical injustice, endangered languages, indigenous rights, and the cascading effects of extractive economies. The work has the goal of supporting a new generation of Mẽbêngôkre-Kayapó mediamakers and a complementary network focused on cultivating new forms of transnational indigenous media making. This workshop will complement work already underway in CNAIR, where faculty and staff are engaged in working with and training Native American and American Indian youth on filmmaking. The workshop would bring together filmmakers and scholars across the Américas interested in this practice.

 

Organized by Dr. Kimberly Marion-Suiseeya (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and CNAIR, Northwestern University) the workshop will be open to faculty, staff and students as well as indigenous filmmakers in the Chicago area. Space is limited and preference will be given to indigenous faculty, students, and citizens who want to attend. Filmmaking experience is preferred but not required. Please register by Tuesday, October 1.

 

The workshop features invited speakers, film screenings, and open dialogues. Simone Giovine (Italian filmmaker and coordinator Béture Collective, Brazil), Rafael Galvão (Media Coordinator, Indigenous NGO Protected Forest Association, Brazil), Pat-I Kayapó (Kayapó indigenous Filmmaker, Kokojagoti and Beture Collective, Brazil), and Dr. Laura Zanotti (Visual Anthropologist, Purdue University, USA) will coordinate to run the workshop, with Giovine serving as the lead instructor and Zanotti the lead organizer. The speakers, who are indigenous and non-indigenous artists, non-governmental works, and activist scholars will discuss various aspects of creating and supporting transnational scholarly activist networks of indigenous filmmakers and their goals of addressing historical legacies and contemporary politics through visual medium.

 

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and the Center for Native American at Indigenous Research at Northwestern University.

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Oct
4
2019

Multiple Battlefield Cinema

SHOW DETAILS

When: Friday, October 4, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM  

Where: Scott Hall, 212, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Graduate Students

Contact: Kim Suiseeya  

Group: Department of Political Science

Category: Academic

Description:

This workshop, entitled Battlefield Cinema, brings together filmmakers, scholars, and Indigenous Peoples whose goal is to explore how community-engaged and arts based environmental scholarship can both make visible often invisible Indigenous histories of struggle and recognition while at the same time serve as an important tool for witnessing and archiving contemporary political struggles. The workshop will raise awareness about historical injustice, endangered languages, indigenous rights, and the cascading effects of extractive economies. The work has the goal of supporting a new generation of Mẽbêngôkre-Kayapó mediamakers and a complementary network focused on cultivating new forms of transnational indigenous media making. This workshop will complement work already underway in CNAIR, where faculty and staff are engaged in working with and training Native American and American Indian youth on filmmaking. The workshop would bring together filmmakers and scholars across the Américas interested in this practice.

 

Organized by Dr. Kimberly Marion-Suiseeya (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and CNAIR, Northwestern University) the workshop will be open to faculty, staff and students as well as indigenous filmmakers in the Chicago area. Space is limited and preference will be given to indigenous faculty, students, and citizens who want to attend. Filmmaking experience is preferred but not required. Please register by Tuesday, October 1.

 

The workshop features invited speakers, film screenings, and open dialogues. Simone Giovine (Italian filmmaker and coordinator Béture Collective, Brazil), Rafael Galvão (Media Coordinator, Indigenous NGO Protected Forest Association, Brazil), Pat-I Kayapó (Kayapó indigenous Filmmaker, Kokojagoti and Beture Collective, Brazil), and Dr. Laura Zanotti (Visual Anthropologist, Purdue University, USA) will coordinate to run the workshop, with Giovine serving as the lead instructor and Zanotti the lead organizer. The speakers, who are indigenous and non-indigenous artists, non-governmental works, and activist scholars will discuss various aspects of creating and supporting transnational scholarly activist networks of indigenous filmmakers and their goals of addressing historical legacies and contemporary politics through visual medium.

 

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and the Center for Native American at Indigenous Research at Northwestern University.

Register