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Re-Mixed and Re-Mastered: Defining and Distributing the Black Image in the Era of Globalization

The Re-Mixed and Re-Mastered conference takes place on Friday, April 8, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

This conference will bring together industry professionals, students and scholars of media, and film enthusiasts into a dialogue on increasing and diversifying the global distribution opportunities for media makers of color. It is intended to foster and strengthen a networked community committed to enhancing the visibility of high quality, independently produced media from around the world, and will include screenings, panels, and workshops. Screenings of recently completed works and works-in-progress across formats, case studies, and DIY distribution techniques, including both firsthand information and alternative representations will be presented.

Panelists include: keynote speaker Jill Nelson (U.S.), renowned author and former Washington Post journalist; Frances Anne Solomon (Trinidad/Canada) of Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution; Ava DuVernay (U.S.), director/filmmaker, I Will Follow; Tambay Obenson (Nigeria/U.S.) of Shadow and Act: On Cinema of the African Diaspora; and Thomas Allen Harris (Tanzania/U.S.), award-winning filmmaker/director/producer/writer.

Featured New School faculty members include Paul Hardart, Sean Jacobs, Michelle Materre, Vladan Nikolic, Fabio Parasecoli, Rafael Parra, Martin Roberts, and Tracyann Williams.

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Admission is $50 before April 1; $35 per day; and $60 for two days after April 1; free for all students with an ID; free for all New School faculty, staff and alumni with ID, and a $25 flat rate for other university faculty with ID.

The conference’s sponsors include the Office of the Executive Dean, The New School for General Studies and Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy; The New School Bachelor’s Program; the New School Department of Media Studies and Film; The New School graduate program in International Affairs; the Department of Humanities; and the Office of the Provost, The New School. The event is co-sponsored by Creatively Speaking and Borderline Media.


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