Legends of the Weresheep

We Tell: Environments of Race and Place

with Susan Gzesh (UChicago) and Alaka Wali (Field Museum)
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

This program zeroes in on issues surrounding immigration, migration, and racial identities unique to specific environments. These works embrace and amplify the micro rather than the macro in scope. They move from the national to the hyperlocal, advocating that understanding conflicts and contradictions can lead to change. Discussions of police brutality in Third World Newsreel’s Black Panther a.k.a. Off the Pig or animations about toxic pollution made by the Indigenous youth media collective Outta Your Backpack expand conceptualizations of the range of participatory community media and the varieties of forms environmental media inhabits.

Film Program (full descriptions available here)

Black Panther a.k.a. Off the Pig (Newsreel, 1967, 15 min.)
Black Women, Sexual Politics, and the Revolution (Not Channel Zero, 1992, 26 min.)
Who I Became (Vietnamese Youth Development Center, 2003, 20 min.)
Legend of the Weresheep (Outta Your Backpack Media, 2007, 3 min.)
Aerial Footage from the Night of November 20, 2016 at Standing Rock (Digital Smoke Signals, 2016, 7 min.)

Presented by the Film Studies Center and Arts + Public Life.