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Sipping Freedom: Engaging Black Radical Imagination, Confronting Middle Passage Memory, Embodying The Sacred
How can inherited colonial notions of the "human" be transformed by the assertion of African1 histories of the present? My research is driven by an impulse to recover and engage an inheritance of intellectual, cultural and ...
Prejudice in Venus Traces the Roots of Black Female Iconography
This paper aims to verify how a ‘freak’ show performer named The Venus Hottentot of the early 1800’s in England and in France, came to symbolize the sexualized view of the black female icon today. My thesis production of ...
A Late Thaw
A Late Thaw is an eighteen-minute drama based on the loss of my boyfriend in an ice climbing accident when I was nineteen. The film is largely a poetic exploration of love, grief, and hope. The narrative is fictionalized ...
BirthDay is a 28-minute experimental narrative film set in Toronto, following one day in the life of three immigrants: an Afghani woman, a Serbian man, and a Syrian boy who lives with his grandmother. Their lives are ...