A day of films and discussions on grounded struggles in Brazil, Haiti, Morocco, Tunisia, and the U.S. These movements expand the horizons of how we might imagine and practice new forms of value and social relations to challenge the structures and logics of racial capitalism.
Couscous: Seeds of Dignity (Dir Habib Ayeb, 2017, 60 minutes)
Landless Moroccans, (Dir. Soraya El Kahlaoui , 2017, 60 minutes)
Strong Roots: The Landless Worker's Movement in Brazil (Dir. Raiz Forte and Maria Luisa Mendonça, 2001, 41 min.)
1 PM: Welcome By Profs. Ujju Aggarwal and Benoit Challand
1:15: Introduction of Film 1
1:30: FILM 1: Landless Moroccans. (Dir. Soraya El Kahlaoui), with Q&A with film-maker –
3.00: Introduction of Film 2
3:15: “Couscous: Seeds of Dignity”, followed by a Q&A with film-maker.
4.30: Coffee Break
4:45: Introduction of Film 3
5.00: “Strong Roots”, followed by a Q&A with film-maker.
6 PM: Break -
6:15-8 PM: Closing Panel: A Conversation on: Grounded Struggles as Prospects for International Resistance
Anaheed Al-Hardan, Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut
Habib Ayeb, Associate Professor at the University of Paris 8 in Saint Denis, France.
Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper, Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute of Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.
Kamau Franklin, Organizer and Founder of Community Movement Builders, Atlanta, Georgia; former organizer, Jackson Plan, Jackson, Mississippi.
Soraya El Kahlaoui, doctoral student in sociology, l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
Maria Luisa Mendonça, Visiting Scholar, Center for Place, Culture and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.
Post-screening comments by film directors and Maria Luisa Mendonça, and a final panel discussion.
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