This is the opening to our symposium to launch the African and African American Studies Program’s
Afro/Black Paris Foreign Study Program
For more information, visit: SITES.DARTMOUTH.EDU/AFRO-BLACK-PARIS-EUROPE/FUTURE-PAST/
4:30 pm – Welcome & Opening Film Screenings
Dennis Washburn, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies; Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies; Professor of Comparative Literature and of Film and Media; Chair, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program
5:00 pm – Mariannes Noires: Mosaïques Afropèennes (2016) by Mame Fatou Niang
Brief Synopsis: Seven Afro-French women investigate the pieces of their mosaic identities and unravel what it means to be French, covering topics from family to entrepreneurship to definitions of beauty.
Q & A: Ayo Coly, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies &
Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College
7:00 - 8:00 pm – Reception: Black Family Visual Arts Center, Nearburg Gallery
The reception will feature a short performance by Soyeya, a Dartmouth student dance group exploring both modern and traditional forms of dance from across the African continent.
8:00 pm – An Opera of the World (2017) by Manthia Diawara
Brief Synopsis: This moving, intersecting film illustrates how opera may be ideally suited to tell stories related to the refugee crisis. It features excerpts of Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera, which chronicles a young mother’s desperate attempts to secure a better future.
Q & A: Jesse Shipley, Chair and Professor of African and African American Studies
Jeffrey K. Ruoff, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Dartmouth College
Sponsored by: African and African American Studies, The Leslie Center for the Humanities, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, Office of the Provost, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Frank J. Guarini Associate Dean for International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs, Department of German Studies, Department of History, Department of French and Italian, Department of English and Creative Writing, Department of Studio Art, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Jewish Studies Program, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity Department of Theater, Department of Anthropology, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.