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Sojourner Truth Festival for the Arts

March 2, 2023 - March 4, 2023

Four decades later, The Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts, 2023 will commemorate the 1976 festival with a nine-week screening series, held in conjunction with Professor Allyson Nadia Field’s winter 2023 course on Black Women’s Filmmaking of the 1970s, and a two-day symposium about the original festival and the tradition of Black feminist filmmaking. Course screenings will be free and open to the public as part of the Film Studies Center’s “Open Classroom” series, which invites members of the public to attend and take part in course screenings and discussions. At the conclusion of the screening series, the final symposium, featuring roundtable conversations with some of the original festival participants and contemporary filmmakers, will provide an opportunity to reflect on the past and future of Black women’s filmmaking.

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