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Screening: AFRO-PUNK (2003) - A DIY Documentary Film by James Spooner

Afro-Punk (2003) is an award-winning DIY documentary film exploring the experiences of black punk and hardcore kids within a predominantly white subculture. It raises questions around black identity, interracial dating, marginalization, the double consciousness of black Americans, and alienation. The film is also a time capsule for what black alternative youth experienced just as the world was beginning to shift with the power of the internet. Director James Spooner will be present to parse the film.   For more information about Afro-punk, visit the film website.   JAMES SPOONER co-founded the Afropunk Music Festival in Brooklyn, New York, and worked with the festival until 2008. In addition to being a film directior, James is a sculptor, a musician, and a tattoo artist. He currently lives and works in LA.   The event is free, but ticketed. Visit go.iu.edu/spooner to reserve yours.   Presented by Platform, a joint research initiative from CAHI and the Arts and Humanities Council, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Wednesday January 23, 2019 07:00 PM
Wednesday January 23, 2019 09:00 PM
Wells Screening Room (Room 048)
Erin Kelley
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Platform: An Arts and Humanities Research Laboratory