Dreams Are Colder Than Death

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Dreams Are Colder Than Death


Thursday Feb 09 01:00 PM
Thursday Feb 09 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival 2017

Directed by Arthur Jafa. USA. 2014. 52 min.

Arthur Jafa, the pioneering cinematographer of Daughters of the Dust, examines what it means to be black in America. Fifty years have passed since the fabled March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King presented his dream. Now, the hopes and utopian desires of that dream have faded, leaving behind stains of diminished expectations and ancient, undying terrors. What does it mean to be black in America today? Jafa tears at the epistemological roots of this question with hypnotic imagery, lyrical grace, and epic narration by a host of artistic visionaries, thought leaders and uncommon folks, including Kara Walker, Hortense Spillers, Fred Moten, Kathleen Cleaver, Charles Burnett, Wangechi Mutu, Saidiya Hartman, and Melvin Gibbs.

Read the Indiewire review.

Thursday, Feb 9 at 7:30pm: American Studies scholar and new media critic David Goldberg will introduce the film.

David A.M. Goldberg is an accomplished Hawai‘i-based writer, teacher, programmer, and media developer who has used a lifelong interest in art, culture, and technology to transform the means by which people access, assess, and organize knowledge. His current writing and research investigates the intersections of race, technology, media, and planetary crisis. He is a PhD candidate in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa department of American Studies, and the lead technical developer and project co-coordinator for the UH Mānoa Digital Arts and Humanities Initiative.

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