Join us for Wesleyan Refugee Project‘s second annual ‘Advocacy Week’! Throughout the week, various artists and activists will be visiting campus to perform and speak about storytelling through art. Events include film screenings, panels, fundraisers, and performances by local artists. This week is intended to spark conversations both on and beyond Wesleyan’s campus about art as a form of activism, empowerment, or other times as exploitation. By raising these questions, we hope to re-examine our definitions of crisis, activism, art, and agency. We also hope to think critically about how we frame and engage with one another’s voices.
A brief outline of the lineup of events is as follows:
Mon. April 22nd:
‘Greening the Camps’ Conference call and lunch: 12-1pm
‘Another News Story’ Film screening: 7-8:30 pm
Tues. April 23rd:
‘Know Your Rights’ Training: 12:15-1pm
‘Art & Ethics’ Panel and dinner: 5:30-7pm
Weds. April 24th:
Film-Aid Short Film Screenings & Fundraiser Dinner: 6-8pm
Thurs. April 25th:
‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A’ Documentary Screening: 7-8:30 pm
Fri. April 26th:
‘Post Advocacy Week Round Table Discussion’: 12-1pm
**Be sure to check out our flyer, in addition to individual facebook event pages/posts as next week approaches!**
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Date: Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26 Time and Place vary per event. Check out the Facebook Event for more information!
A teenage girl on the cusp of adulthood finds her idyllic bohemian community disrupted by sociopolitical uncertainty. Castillo, the first woman to earn Best Direction honors at Locarno, imbues this narrative with a dreamy atmosphere that celebrates nostalgia while pointing to its ultimate unsustainability.
A lot of this is recycled text (thx wilk) from recycled text from two years ago (thx Maya) from recycled text from three years ago (thx Samira), but here are some tips and guidelines for submitting your events!
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Veg Out will be showing Earthlings, a powerful documentary about the ways humans use animals for food, clothing, research, and entertainment. The film will be followed by a brief discussion. And every attendee will be paid $5 at the end of the screening! Come get educated… and get PAID!
Date: Friday, November 30 Time: 6-8 PM Place: Usdan 110
A screening of the Cold War sci fi WarGames (1983), featuring a very young Matthew Broderick as a computer nerd who nearly triggers World War III when he mistakenly hacks into a NORAD supercomputer simulation. Associated with HIST/SISP/ENVS 387: The History of the End.
Date: Tuesday, November 13 Time: 7:10 PM Place: Powell Cinema
1966. Japan. Dir: Hiroshi Teshigahara. With Tatsuya Nakadai. 124 min. 35mm print!
Having lost his face in an accident, a businessman finds his wife growing callous and his life falling apart. Seeking vengeance, he obtains a new face in secret and re-enters his partner’s life. In this far-fetched thriller of unadulterated imaginations, Teshigahara unveils the ruthless make-up of social identities and modern lives.
2018. USA. Dir: Boots Riley. With Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson. 111 min.
Amidst sociopolitical unrest, financially struggling Cassius uses his “white voice” to climb the ranks of one of Oakland’s telemarketing companies, only to find himself sinking deeper into a surreal alternate world. The Coup’s Riley pushes the envelope of satire to make a radical statement that’s both wildly hilarious and unsettlingly familiar.
2000. USA. Dir: Steven Soderbergh. With Julia Roberts. 131 min.
A true story about the firebrand mom of three, who was desperate for a job when an unlikely chain of events landed in her lap a potentially history-making lawsuit that demanded her unique set of skills. Roberts won her Oscar portraying a trailblazing female activist with wit, passion, and determination like no other.
1942. USA. Dir: Preston Sturges. With Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea. 88 min.
This screwball comedy of love and mistaken identity follows a savvy housewife as she abandons her marriage in search of a wealthy man to wed, with her husband in hot pursuit. Sturges (The Lady Eve, Sullivan’s Travels) is at his best with this madcap mix of verbal sparring, physical humor, and outright zaniness.
2005. USA. Dir: Ang Lee. With Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal. 134 min.
Sheep herding in Wyoming may seem an unlikely place to find love, but Ennis and Jack share an attraction that won’t quit, enduring hardships, social burdens, and the passage of time. Groundbreaking performances anchor a canonical piece of American and Queer cinema that burns with a fierce and tender flame.