Immigration and Displacement (Spring 2017)
Immigration and Displacement
Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.
On Film is excited to present the Spring 2017 program “Immigration and Displacement,” featuring the works of Emily Hong, Miasarah Lai and Mariangela Mihai as well as Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci-Lucchi.
Utilizing salvaged archival footage and first-person testimony, these works reorient movement and proximity in transforming their visual and aural documents to access the living memories of historical experience. By resurrecting immigration stories from the distant and recent past of humanity and freedom of movement under threat, the urgent cinematic works in this program redefine our understandings of displacement in times of ongoing crisis. Mariangela Mihai, co-director of Nobel Nok Dah, will be in attendance for a Q&A discussion after the screening.
Nobel Nok Dah (Emily Hong, Miasarah Lai, and Mariangela Mihai, 2016, 23 min., video)
Print source: Mariangela Mihai
People, Years, Life / Uomini, anni, vita (Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, 1990, 70 min., 16mm)
Print source: MoMA Circulating Film Library
Sponsored by: University of Rochester Film and Media Studies Program, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester Department of History, University of Rochester – AS&E Graduate Student Association, Digital Scholarship Lab, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Modern Languages & Cultures, Department of Anthropology
(Poster designed by Adam Maida)