WEDNESDAY

Aug 3

5:00pm
International House

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A Conversation on Black Aesthetics with Haile Gerima and John L. Jackson, Jr.


BlackStar Film Festival and the Institute of Contemporary Art co-present 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.

This conversation is part of a private filmmaker’s symposium, but has been opened up to the public to attend. This event is free with required registration.

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About the Artists

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Haile Gerima


Haile Gerima is a world-renowned independent filmmaker and professor of film at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He also lectures and conducts workshops in alternative screenwriting and directing both within the U.S. and internationally.

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John L. Jackson, Jr.


John L. Jackson, Jr., is Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice and Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an accomplished academic and filmmaker.