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Africana Studies Institute Film Festival

Thursday, September 13, 2018
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Repeats daily until 09/14/2018.

Storrs Campus
Student Union Theatre

9/12 12 noon Life and Debt Synopsis- Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture. 2:00 pm I Am Not Your Negro Synopsis - Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. 9/13 12 noon School Daze Synopsis- A not so popular young man wants to join to a popular fraternity at his historically black college. 2:35 pm - Bamboozled Synopsis - A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit. 9/14 12 noon - Get Out Synopsis - A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point. 2:15 pm - Daughters of the Dust Synopsis- Set in 1902, it tells the story of three generations of Gullah (also known as Geechee) women in the Peazant family on Saint Helena Island as they prepare to migrate to the North on the mainland. All films will follow with a short discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

Contact:

Africana Studies Institute africana@uconn.edu

Africana Studies Institute (primary), African American Cultural Center, CLAS Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History Department, Sociology Department, UConn Master Calendar

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