The 2023 Social Justice Curator Series
Part of the Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Speaker Series on visual media, justice and human rights, this series is hosted by the College of Media, Communication and Information at CU Boulder and supported by the Brakhage Center for Media Arts, the Center for Humanities and the Arts, the Department of English, American Indian Law Clinic and the Department of Ethnic Studies.
February 20 at 5 pm
Guha Shankar, folklife specialist and co-director of the Civil Rights History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. He serves as project coordinator of Ancestral Voices, a collaborative curatorial initiative with indigenous communities and co-directs the national Civil Rights History Project. Shankar also teaches documentary field methods in university and community settings, writes for a range of publications, and provides research and reference assistance to a variety of patrons. His research interests include diasporic community formations in the Caribbean, ethnographic media, visual representation, and performance studies.
March 13 at 5 pm
Jesse Lerner is a documentary film and video maker, professor, curator, and writer based in Los Angeles. His work has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, the Sydney Biennale, the Sundance Film Festival, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, the Los Angeles International Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and other festivals and museums internationally.
April 10 at 5 pm
Amalia Cordova is the supervisory museum curator and chair of research and education for the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution. Amalia Córdova is a filmmaker, curator and scholar specializing in Indigenous film. She is a former Latin American specialist for the Film + Video Center of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, has served as Assistant Director of New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and has taught at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She has published extensively on Latin American Indigenous film and video, and on the circulation of Indigenous cinema.
Brakhage Center Program Archive
Brakhage Center Symposium
A Forum on Contemporary Experimental Film and Media from 2005-2020
Art/Film Series, Fall 2022
Home of the Brave
Wed., November 16 at 7 PM
Concert film of Laurie Anderson performing songs from her first three albums, selections from her four-night epic "United States Live," and several new songs, which incorporate a unique blend of film, animation, dance, and electronics.
Paris is Burning
Wed., November 30 at 7 PM
A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.
Love and Fury
Wed., December 7 at 7 PM
Filmmaker Sterlin Harjo follows Native artists for a year as they navigate their careers in the US and abroad. The film explores the immense complexities each artist faces in regards to their own identity as Native artists, as well as pushing further Native art into a post-colonial world.