Frequências: Screening of Cette Maison (Miryam Charles), and a Conversation with Yasmina Price

Apr 1, 2023

04:30 PM - 06:15 PM

FilmScene (Chauncey), Theater 2

404 East College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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This event is part of the 2023 Obermann Humanities Symposium, Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora.

Miryam Charles is a Haitian-Canadian director, producer and cinematographer living in Montreal. She has produced several short and feature films. Her films have been presented in various festivals in Quebec and internationally. Her first feature film This House was presented at the Berlinale, the AFI film festival this year and was also included in the TIFF Top 10 of the year. She also launched the short film At Dusk at the Locarno Film Festival. As a producer, she is currently working on the post-production of the series Still I Rise.

Yasmina Price is a writer, programmer, and PhD candidate in the departments of African American Studies and Film and Media Studies at Yale University. She focuses on anticolonial cinema from the Global South and the work of visual artists across the African continent and diaspora, with a particular interest in the experimental work of women filmmakers. Yasmina’s LACMA program “Wayward Waters: Black Cinema and The Atlantic” screened as part of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival, 2023. Recent writing has appeared in Africa Is A Country, Screen Slate, Criterion’s Current and Film Quarterly.

This event will feature a screening of Cette Maison, directed by Miryam Cahrles followed by an introduction and post-screening conversation with Yasmina Price, Department of African Americans Studies at Yale University. 

Free and open to all. 

Major sponsorship comes from the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, UI International Programs, the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, and the Office of the Vice President for Research Arts and Humanities Initiative Program. Generous supporters include FilmScene, the UI Stanley Museum of Art, the UI Department of Cinematic Arts, and the UI Department of Spanish & Portuguese.

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