Shining a Light Film Series: 'Vibrancy of Silence' Screening and Discussion
(Movie / Film)
Join us for a screening of "Vibrancy of Silence"(2017) to be followed by commentary and discussion with one of the film's directors, Freida Ekotto.
This is a 90-minute documentary film that highlights the creative achievements of six Sub-Saharan African women in various intellectual and artistic fields, elaborating a visual archive of unprecedented quality and scope. The film reflects on the complex nature of contemporary Sub-Saharan African cultural production by women, prompting the audience to better understand and theorize the new paradigms and voices it highlights.
About the Series:
In honor of Women's History Month, the African Studies Center, in collaboration with the Center for Gender in a Global Context, presents four films which shine a light on women in Africa and the African Diaspora.
This film series bring a critical eye to issues impacting women on a day-to-day basis, including leadership, justice and perseverance. By combining these films with critical analysis by experts within and beyond the MSU community, we hope to expand understandings of women throughout the Diaspora.
Sponsored by the African Studies Center, the Center for Gender in a Global Context, the History Department and African American and African Studies.