Mediated Borders: Rouch, Reversal, and Reflections on Ethnographic Film

An AASRC Symposium Workshop
May 24, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Sponsored by: The African and African American Studies Research Center (AAASRC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Organizers: Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Director AAASRC (UCSD) and J.R. Osborn (Georgetown University)

Mediated images transcend and flow across cultural borders in multidirectional ways.  This panel addresses ethnographic film and media as a source of paradigms for border crossings.  Emphasis is placed on films dealing with Africa and the African diaspora.  Films carry their own passports and visas as they travel from sites of production to both local and global screenings.  Increasingly, online videos may sidestep official checkpoints of customs and migration to reach wider and more diverse audiences.

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