Kemityu Film Screening

Please join us for the screening of the film, Kemityu: Cheikh Anta from 5:30 – 8:00pm, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the Bank of America Auditorium, Massey Leadership Center.

The film traces the life of Cheikh Anta Diop, the scholar and activist who changed the course of global Black consciousness. From his roots in Djourbel, Senegal to his student activism in Dakar and Paris, Diop challenged the eurocentric academy and the post-colonial political order. Kemityu provides a rare look at this remarkable historian.  The film has received honors at FESPACO (Ouagadougou), Guadeloupe Libreville, Gabon and Los Angeles’ Pan-African Film Festival. The film TRAILER is here:  https://vimeo.com/201669544

Please find attached the event flyer and share with those in your various circles.

 

Filmmaker, William Ousmane Mbaye

Dr. Corrie Claiborne takes us Between Jordan Peele’s Get Out and the Extraordinary Life of Artist William H. Johnson

Great blog post by @profclaiborne that links Jordan Peele’s Get Out and visual artist, William H. Johnson.

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