CineCLACS presents a screening of Nana Dijo, a cartography of the Black experience in Latin America through a collection of first person narratives, followed by Q&A with it's co-director Mexican hip hop and multidisciplinary artist Bocafloja. The discussion will be moderated by Tao Leigh Goffe, Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow at New York University in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.
About the film:
Nana Dijo is a cartography of the Black experience through a collection of narratives in first person. Nana Dijo is an urgent historical registry filmed in Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States, which opens a crucial platform of analysis about race relations/politics by transgressing beyond the parameters of hegemonic discoursesimposed by culturalist agendas. The narrative sewed into Nana Dijo grows out of the body of the oppressed trespassing geo-political borders. Nana Dijo pursues processes of empowerment while being critical towards exoticization within hegemonic cultural industries. Nana Dijo is the complexity in the colonized psyche; Our elders vernacular manifestation. Nana Dijo; Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness is the first documentary collaborative project directed by Bocafloja in collaboration with Cambiowashere.
About the director:
Bocafloja is a Multi-disciplinary artist, filmmaker, author and founder of the Quilomboarte collective. Decoloniality, Body Politics, African Diaspora in Latin America and Intersectionality are fundamental topics addressed in his body of work. Bocafloja has been featured in: BBC, NPR, AFROPUNK, REMEZCLA, MTV Iggy, NACLA, and many other newspapers , magazines and media outlets globally. Some of Bocafoja’s distinguished performances and academic presentations include: Casa de las Américas (Cuba), Casa de América (Spain) , The Schomburg Center (U.S),Centro Cutlural Banco do Brasil (Brazil), Lincoln Center (U.S), The John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts (US), Hay Festival (MX) and an innumerable amount of Universities, Colleges, Cultural Centers and venues across the world.
About the moderator:
Tao Leigh Goffe is an Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow at New York University in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis where she writes about the formations of Afro-Asian diasporas. From Islamic hip-hop to yellowface and blackface, her research explores the intersections between black and Asian subcultures in Britain, the Caribbean, and the US. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University and her Bachelor's degree in English from Princeton University.