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Courageous Conversations #2 The Portrayal of Blacks in American Cinema

November 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carver Development Board invites you to join us for Courageous Conversations #2: Black Bodies on a White Screen: The Portrayal of Blacks in American Cinema

Panelists for this event are Dr. Charles Gentry, UTSA Lecturer of African American Studies & Antoinette Winstead, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Our Lady of the Lake University.

In American cinema, black bodies are often on display for a white gaze, leading to images that reflect historical prejudices and bigotry and ingrained social bias against Blacks in America, even when filmed by black filmmakers, some of these images still persist, whether it’s the casting of actress with a light complexion as love interest or the overt sexualization of the black male body.

In the 21st Century, why do these practices continue? This discussion on film will delve into this question while also providing some historical context.

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November 19, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Carver Development Board