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January 2021

Rad.live co-founder and CEO Tony Mugavero @ ETL

January 27 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

Tony Mugavero is the co-founder and CEO of Rad (formerly known as Littlstar), a consumer streaming platform delivering live and on-demand Esports, music, comedy and sports from companies like NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, Whistle, Showtime, New Form, Law & Crime and more. Rad’s unique brand of edgy content for Millennial and Gen Z audiences, coupled with the ability to watch your personal collection of movies and VR videos, makes it a hub for next-generation viewers. The platform delivers a broad range of…

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Cross-Cultural Influence in Media: Post-Partition in Pakistan and Post 9/11 in Afghanistan

January 28 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Through a matrix of star and genre study, Salma Siddique will focus on the ineradicable presence of Bombay in the film culture produced in Lahore after partition. Wazhmah Osman will expand upon her argument that the post-9/11 media boom has enabled critical dialogue and debate, providing Afghans with a semblance of democratic process. Yet at the same time the larger forces of imperialism, warlordism, and war undermine the gains made. Speaker Bios: Dr. Salma Siddique is a witting historian and…

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February 2021

Camera as Witness Presents documentary THE PROVIDERS

February 3 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts program presents POWER OF EMPATHY series co-presented with the Stanford Medical School Medicine and the Muse, MFA Program in Documentary Film, Stanford Film Society and Santa Clara County Library District THE PROVIDERS (85 min) US Directors/Producers: Anna Moot-Levin, Laura Green, Jamie Meltzer, Sally Jo Fifer Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, film follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics…

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When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art

February 5 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cantor’s newest major exhibition focuses on the subject of contemporary migration, immigration, and the displacement of peoples. Drawing inspiration from British-Somali poet Warsan Shire’s “Home,” When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art examines how the forces of migration touch us all, radically destabilizing ideas of home, place, transit, and belonging in the 21st century.  IMAGE: Reena Saini Kallat (India, b. 1973), Woven Chronicle, 2011–16. Circuit boards, speakers, electrical wires, and fittings; single‑channel audio (10:00 minutes); approximately…

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MasterClass founder and CEO David Rogier @ ETL

February 17 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

David Rogier is the founder and CEO of MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the best. Growing up, Rogier loved learning but struggled in school. Determined to reinvent the traditional learning model, he created MasterClass in 2015. MasterClass has since transformed the lifelong learning category by providing intimate access to the world’s best practitioners, from Stephen Curry (basketball) to Margaret Atwood (writing), Martin Scorcese (filmmaking), Sarah Blakely (entrepreneurship) and Serena Williams (tennis). This appearance by David Rogier…

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March 2021

CANCELED – Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts

March 3 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini teamed up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with prominent artists such as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. Together on stage, Green and Kronos interact with the stirring cinematic imagery to craft an important record and exploration of late 20th and early 21st century music. Transcending the typical live music and film…

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May 2021

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

May 20 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jenny Scheinman, a violinist, fiddler, singer/songwriter, and the project’s conceptual director, writes and performs original and archival Americana Roots music that stirs deep yearnings to return  to a simpler time. Working with filmmaker and director Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards, Cherish, Dream with the Fishes), her project Kannapolis features archival film from the Great Depression by H. Lee Waters to weave a compelling narrative of a time long past. Themes of family, community, and hands-on industry underscored by labor songs and fiddle tunes resonate with fresh meaning…

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