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Black Womanhood Film Festival

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Black Womanhood Film Festival

July 16

6:00-8:30 pm
Dartmouth College
Hanover
Hood Museum of Art

Located in the Arthur M. Loew Auditorium.

The Hood presents a special evening featuring three significant films that explore women’s identities and self-image in Africa and its diasporas. Intermission refreshments provided by Tastes of Africa.

“Fantacoca” from “Africa, Africas” by Agnes Ndibi presents the disturbing cultural phenomenon of skin bleaching in Cameroon and the challenge it poses to notions of black pride and identity. (23 minutes)

“Perfect Image?” by Maureen Blackwood exposes stereotypical images of black women and explores women’s own ideas of self worth. (30 minutes)

“Black Women On: The Light, Dark Thang” by Celeste Crenshaw and Paula Caffey explores the politics of color within the African American community. (52 minutes)

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, on view through August 10, 2008.

Co-sponsored by the Fannie and Alan Leslie Center for the Humanities, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, the 2008 Summer Arts Festival, and the Allen and Joan Bildner Endowment for Human and Intergroup Relations.

Contact info:
Sharon Reed

Related links:
http://www.wmm.com/filmCatalog/pages/c570.shtml
http://www.wmm.com/filmCatalog/makers/fm12.shtml
http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/makers/fm437.shtml
http://www.wmm.com/filmCatalog/pages/c479.shtml
http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/

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Written by Symphony

July 14, 2008 at 7:40 pm

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