Filmmaker Conversation with Shaka King (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)

Join the Department of Radio-Television-Film and Moody College's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a conversation with Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ya'Ke Smith, and award-winning film director, Shaka King. King's latest project Judas and The Black Messiah chronicles the FBI's aggressive infiltration of Chicago's Black Panther Party which ultimately led to the assassination ...

Youjeong Oh: “Instagrammable Places: Aesthetic Representation and Contested Urban Transformation”

Global Media Industry Speaker Series and the RTF Media Studies Colloquium present a talk by Youjeong Oh, Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin. This presentation explores how Instagram mediates the meanings of place by discussing two cases: Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul and the Woljeong beach on Jeju island ...

The Legacy of the L.A. Rebellion: A Conversation with Filmmakers Charles Burnett & Haile Gerima

In the 1970s, a group of talented African-American filmmakers from UCLA created the first sustained alternative cinema that focused on the realities of Black America. The movement became known as the L.A. Rebellion, Radio-Television-Film faculty Miguel Alvarez and Adrien Sebro, in partnership with the Moody College Honors Program and Moody's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will host a special virtual ...

Civic Saturday: Art X Activism

A SXSW edition of Civic Saturday (on a Tuesday) to celebrate and reflect on how the arts intersect with activism and social justice today and throughout history. This multifaceted program will include music, spoken art, and a rich panel discussion with artistic leaders from around our Austin community.

Filmmaker Conversation with Merawi Gerima (‘Residue”)

Nominated for 2021 John Cassevetes Independent Spirit Award and recognized as one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film (Film Independent Magazine), filmmaker Merawi Gerima will join RTF Assistant Professor Iliana Sosa’s 366K Intro to Narrative Production class for a talk about his experiences since film school. Gerima’s first feature, Residue, was picked up by Ava DuVernay’s company, Array, after winning the Audience Award at Slamdance 2020, and ...

Peter Kunze: “Failure Analysis as Industry Study; or, How Do You Solve a Problem like Mulan?”

Global Media Industry Speaker Series and the RTF Media Studies Colloquium present a talk by Peter Kunze, Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University. Within engineering, failure analysis anticipates or assesses failure during product development in the hopes of preventing it for the future. What value, if any, might this kind of thinking offer media industry studies? In this presentation, I ...

Swapnil Rai: “Star power, Cinephilia and Cultural Diplomacy: Unpacking the affective, industrial, and technological contours of Bollywood’s inroads into China”

Global Media Industry Speaker Series and the RTF Media Studies Colloquium present a talk by Swapnil Rai, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Media at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “If today’s Chinese audience has any kind of loyalty toward foreign films, Hollywood films rank No.1, Japanese anime No.2., and No.3 undoubtedly goes to Aamir Khan’s ...

Swapnil Rai: “Star power, Cinephilia and Cultural Diplomacy: Unpacking the affective, industrial, and technological contours of Bollywood’s inroads into China”

Global Media Industry Speaker Series and the RTF Media Studies Colloquium present a talk by Swapnil Rai, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Media at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “If today’s Chinese audience has any kind of loyalty toward foreign films, Hollywood films rank No.1, Japanese anime No.2., and No.3 undoubtedly goes to Aamir Khan’s ...

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