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Deeply Rooted - Filmmaker Shantrelle P. Lewis in conversation with Dr. Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie
Shantrelle P. Lewis’s documentary, In Our Mothers’ Gardens (now streaming on Netflix), unlocks the stories of the daughters of Black women from across the globe to redefine holistic lives rooted in radical self-care and healing. The film is a celebration of the resilience, power, and beauty of Black motherhood and families across the African diaspora. Lewis will draw connections to discoveries about HOME during the filmmaking process and in the aftermath of its release during a global pandemic, and Dr. Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie will join Lewis in conversation to further interrogate how Black women deploy strategies of spiritual practices, ancestor veneration and radical self-care that enable them to feel at HOME in a world that oftentimes negates their very existence.

This event is part of our year-long exploration on the theme of "Home, What does it look like now?" How can we reconsider home in the 21st century as we cross states and borders seeking comfort, safety and identity? Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and state sanctioned violence against black bodies, the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) will explore the significant ways black visual narratives respond to the cultural, dynamic political, social, economic as well intimate changes that force us to (re)interrogate previous conceptions of home.

Cosponsored by the 370J Project, and the Center for Media, Culture & History, NYU; and the Department of Photography & Imaging, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Dec 7, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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