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

McNeir Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Arts, Academic Events, Special Events, Community, Alumni, Student Events, Film

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Georgetown College, African American Studies, Performing Arts

Website

http://performingarts.georgetown.edu

Cost

FREE

Presenter

Georgetown University Departments of African American Studies and Performing Arts, and the Racial Justice Institute

Open to the public and the press?

yes

Event Contact Name

Laura Mertens

Event Contact Email

lmm236@georgetown.edu

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Phillip Pradier left a positive review 2/12/2019

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