Watch: A Conversation on Black Aesthetics with Haile Gerima at BlackStar Film Festival
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Watch: A Conversation on Black Aesthetics with Haile Gerima at BlackStar Film Festival

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UPDATE: The archived conversation is now available online in full. There’s a syncing problem, so you’ll have to bare with it. My original post follows, along with the 90-minute chat.


NOTE: It’s happening right now (it’s 6pm EST as I type this), so it will likely be over within the hour, and if you happen to be reading this at that time, hopefully the recorded/streamed conversation will be immediately archived and will be available for on-demand viewing. If it’s not available when you read this post, it should be eventually, so you may have to bookmark this page and return later.

In brief, at the ongoing BlackStar Film Festival in Philly, co-presented by ICA, a special public conversation between filmmaker/scholar John L. Jackson, Jr. and legendary director and professor Haile Gerima discussing politics, love, black aesthetics, philosophy, self-definition, and depictions of the black body in cinema.

Without further ado, watch below:




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