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December 2019

Camera as Witness Presents documentary WASTE LAND

December 26 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness/Stanford Arts and Anderson Collection Museum presentART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE series co-presented with Stanford Film Society Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves…

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January 2020

Selma

January 25, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Film with Live Score: Jason Moran & Marvin Sewell  The 2014 Oscar-winning movie—starring Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, and Tessa Thompson—tells the story of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Protesting segregationist repression and led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and now-U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA.), it helped lead to passage of the Voting Rights Act later that year. Jazz pianist Jason Moran joins the Wordless Music Orchestra to provide the film with a live score.

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Film Screening: “Becoming Who I Was”

January 30, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film Screening: “Becoming Who I Was” (2016) Directors: Moon Chang-yong, Jeon Jin Professor James Gentry will introduce the film and take questions after the showing. “After being identified as the reincarnation of a venerated Buddhist master, young Padma Angdu makes an arduous journey with his aging guardian from Northern India to Tibet to find his rightful place in the world.” Co-Sponsored by the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford This event belongs to the following series: Tibetan Studies Initiative

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March 2020

Francesco Casetti on Starting from Fear: Cinephobic Instances in Early Film Theory

March 5, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History presents “Starting from Fear: Cinephobic Instances in Early Film Theory,” a lecture by Francesco Casetti, Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of Humanities and Film and Media Studies at Yale University. The emergence of cinema was paralleled by a great number of discourses that expressed fear of the new invention. During the twentieth century, the progressive acceptance of film as a positive social phenomenon erased the memory of these early cinephobic instances. New attempts to…

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2020 Winter MFA Documentary Film Screening

March 17, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening. Free and open to the public.

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June 2020

2020 Spring Film Production 114 Film Screening

June 5, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Films by students enrolled in Film Production 114: Introduction to Film & Video Production. Q&A with Filmmakers and light refreshments immediately following screening.

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2020 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

June 11, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening. Free and open to the public.

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2020 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

June 13, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Films by graduating Second Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening. Free and open to the public.

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October 2020

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

October 2, 2020 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

In October 2020 the Cantor will open a group exhibition 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…

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