Wednesday, June 15 |10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Join us on Zoom
Prof. Nwenna Kai Gates will screen Senegalese filmmaker’s Ousmane’s Sembene’s radical first feature film Black Girl, or the original French title, La Noire de, which translates as The Black Girl/Woman or “Someone’s Black Girl/Woman.” After the screening, she will discuss the controversial themes and ideas in the film with Chernoh Bah, a Sierra Leonean whistle blower, journalist, and anti-corruption campaigner who has defended the rights of the oppressed in Sierra Leone for many years. He documents his whistle blowing against governments in African countries through his online media company, The Africanist Press. Gates and Bah will discuss the issues of white patriarchy, colonialism, exploitation, cultural appropriation, and identity.
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