Paul D. Miller AKA DJ Spooky: Rebirth of a Nation
Rebirth of a Nation
By DJ Spooky AKA Paul D. Miller
Sponsored by the Georgetown University Departments of African American Studies and Performing Arts and the Racial Justice Institute
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, discusses racial imagery, social circuitry, and cultural (mis)representation using examples from his film “Rebirth of a Nation,” a remix of D.W. Griffith's 1915 epic film “The Birth of a Nation.” Miller’s re-telling of this overtly racist story depicted in the Reconstruction-era Southern US hurtles Griffith's images into the 21st century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations.
This event, part of the Racial Justice: Art(s) and Activism lecture series, honors Georgetown University's recent initiative to highlight art, activism and racial justice by focusing on work by literary, visual and performance artists whose art serves the ongoing struggle to produce new forms of racial freedom.
McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING | FREE
Also coming up:
- Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Dr. Melvin Butler, University of Miami
Tuesday, February 12 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm
37th and O St., N.W., Washington