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‘Talking in/talking out’: Indigenous knowledge, filmmaking, and the decolonial poetics of visual sovereignty

‘Talking in/talking out’: Indigenous knowledge, filmmaking, and the decolonial poetics of visual sovereignty

A conversation with Indigenous filmmaker and cultural activist Dr. Dorothy Christian,  Sonia Medel and André Elias Mazawi
Office of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF), Woodward’s Building, Vancouver, BC, the early afternoon of June 7, 2019.

Positioning and introduction
Sonia Medel: I want to begin by welcoming you, Dorothy, and thank you for joining us for this conversation that will form part of the Postcolonial Directions in Education Special Issue on film and film festivals. I also want to acknowledge that we are engaging in this this conversation, here, in the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) office, in the Woodward’s building, in Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish, Tseil-wautulth, Musqueam and Squamish lands. This is very much a contested building and land, a reality that forms part of our ongoing dialogue behind the need for a Special Issue on the (de)colonial potential of film and film festivals. I would like to hand over the floor to you, Dorothy, by asking “Who is Dr. Dorothy Christian and why were you interested in joining us today?”.

Positioning Blackness, Necessarily, Awkwardly, in the Canadian Academy

Positioning Blackness, Necessarily, Awkwardly, in the Canadian Academy

Positioning Blackness, Necessarily, Awkwardly, in the Canadian Academy Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Guest blog by Handel Kashope Wright, Professor and Director of Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, The University of British Columbia https://www.ideas-idees.ca/blog/positioning-blackness-necessarily-awkwardly-canadian-academy  

CBC On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko: How to be an ally

CBC On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko: How to be an ally

June 17th, 2020. CBC Radio (CBC On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko) segment on “How to be an ally”

Interview on CBC TV online: How to become an ally

Interview on CBC TV online: How to become an ally

June 17th, 2020. Interview on CBC TV online “How to become an ally: Educators, community leaders explain ways to stand up to anti-Black racism (CBC TV Nadia Jannif)

Tips for discussing race with kids from Handel Wright, Andrew Baron and Rhea Boyd

Tips for discussing race with kids from Handel Wright, Andrew Baron and Rhea Boyd

The worldwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism that began last week after the death of George Floyd are forcing many parents to address issues of race, privilege and injustice based on skin colour with their kids. Here’s how to do it effectively.

Interview on CBC Radio show, The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn

Interview on CBC Radio show, The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn

June 4th , 2020. Interview on CBC Radio show, The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn. “What role should education play in righting racism”

Interview with Lynda Steele Show at CKNW: Analyzing racism in the USA. Are we any better?

Interview with Lynda Steele Show at CKNW: Analyzing racism in the USA. Are we any better?

Analyzing racism in the USA. Are we any better?
May 29th , 2020- Interview with Lynda Steele Show at CKNW about “How the recurrent problem of Police Brutality and killings of Black men can be addressed?”

African Canadian Response to the Pandemic and International Uprisings

African Canadian Response to the Pandemic and International Uprisings

People of African-descent have been hardest hit by current circumstances. Economic distress and unemployment has disproportionately affected this population in the West, and statistics show that more individuals of African descent have died from the virus than in most other populations. This month, as well, we have had to bear witness to the public lynching of George Floyd and the suspicious death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Canada. Two more names added to the long list of black people who continue to be targeted and/or killed by the police.

Black Activism in Education and Community: Exposing Anti-Black Racism in Vancouver with Shelby McPhee

Black Activism in Education and Community: Exposing Anti-Black Racism in Vancouver with Shelby McPhee

Our special guest for this event is Shelby McPhee will share stories and comments on how to recognize and address anti-Black racism. Shelby McPhee is a recent graduate of Acadia University who has been speaking out publicly on Anti-Black racism after he was racially profiled at Congress 2019 held at UBC last summer.

CCIE’s first Trilogy: 3 films by Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty

CCIE’s first Trilogy: 3 films by Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty

TRILOGIES: Intersections of culture, identity and education in cinema (Organized by André Elias Mazawi)
“Trilogies” is a CCIE initiative that brings together three narrative films, each time by the same director, and focussing on the intersections of culture, politics, identity, and education.
Each screening is followed by a facilitated discussion which will examine intersections of culture, identity and education issues reflected in the screenings.
The first Trilogy includes three films by pioneer Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty (Colobane, Senegal 1945 – Paris, France 1998).