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Black Earth Film Series: Khalik Allah screens Black Mother

Khalik Allah, Filmmaker

February 14, 2022 · 6:00 pm · James Stewart Film Theater

Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts
Still image from the film "Black Mother"

Black Earth as a film series organized by Princeton’s Dorothy Krauklis ’78 Professor of Visual Arts Deana Lawson in collaboration with Visiting Professor in the Program in Visual Arts and the Department of Art and Archaeology Tina Campt. It aspires to a twofold intervention in how we envision the multiple ecologies of our planet. On the one hand, it is a meditation on Earth’s landscape through a deep dive into one of the primary materials that supports and sustains it: soil. It engages soil in its most elevated state, as nutrient rich black soil that nurtures and enriches a multitude of species. On the other hand, it hones in on Earth as a social ecology inhabited, shaped, and enlivened by Black genius. For this screening filmmaker Khalik Allah presents his award-winning documentary film, Black Mother, an audio-visual love letter to Jamaica, followed by a Q&A discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. Guests will be required to sign-in at the door with name and contact information. All guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to the maximum extent, which now includes a COVID booster shot for all eligible to receive it, and to wear a mask when indoors.

Guests in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at LewisCenter@princeton.edu.

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