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January 5, 2021
Camille Thomasson has been awarded the third Christopher Award of her writing career. The Christopher Award is presented to the producers, directors, and writers of books, films, and television specials that “affirm the highest values of the human...
Poster for the film Myth of a Colorblind France
September 9, 2020
Myth of a Colorblind France examines the ways that racism has plagued not only African Americans fleeing the United States, but Africans and people of color in France today. The film explores the lives and careers of renowned African Americans who...
Poster for the film Mr Soul!
September 9, 2020
From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other...
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August 27, 2020
Oksana Chefranova, Associate Research Scholar in the Film & Media Studies Program, has been awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship, 2020–2021. Oksana will use the year as an NEH fellow to complete her first book, From...
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June 5, 2020
Thomas Allen Harris Storyteller Thomas Allen Harris uses film, video, photography, and performance to explore family and identity in a participatory model of filmmaking that he has been pioneering since 1990. His deeply personal films have received...
“Queering the Family Album.”
May 19, 2020
Um papo com o Prof. Thomas Allen Harris, afro-americano queer, pesquisador da Universidade de Yale e premiado diretor de cinema “Família só é bonita em porta retrato”. Não sei quem disse essa frase pela primeira vez, mas tenho certeza que não foi...
May 18, 2020
Congratulations to the Film and Media Studies Howard Lamar Prize winners of 2020 Kristina Cuello for her essay “A Portrait of the Artist as Collateral Damage: Weaponizing Talent in the Hollywood Machine” Amani Hill for her film Interiors T. J. Noel-...