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CAMS Comps Symposium Winter 2017

See and hear what the first group of CAMS Class of 2017 created for their Comps projects.

Date: Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Time: 9:00 am

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Location: Weitz Cinema

Contact: Farrah Pribyl, x5567

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CAMS Seniors are presenting their Comps each followed by a short Q&A.

The following seniors will be presenting:

  • 9:00-9:30am -- Bobby Volpendesta will present Licorice Beach.  Licorice Beach tells the story of a first generation Muslim-American and the short-lived but heavily influential underground music and arts space he founded in Phillips, Minneapolis. Bobby Volpendesta's concentrations in Women's and Gender Studies and American Music inform this comps, as the Beach was part of the first generation of specifically designated "safe space" D.I.Y. venues in Minneapolis that aim to be inclusive and harassment-free.
  • 9:30-10:00am -- Ed Hendrickson presents Turning a Colorblind Eye: The French New Wave's Representation of Africa and the Post-Colonial Reply.  Curiously absent from the films of the French New Wave is recognition of the global project of decolonization. Although Independence was achieved for much of Francophone Africa in 1960, the auteurs of the Metropole contented themselves with questions of individual style and expression - a politics that ultimately blinded them to the ongoing French colonial violence. This presentation will examine the hybrid relationship that formed between the New Wave and emerging African cinemas, a relationship that reflects carryovers of colonial ideology as well as stylized rejections thereof.
  • 10:00-10:15am -- Coffee Break
  • 10:15-10:45am -- Jillian Banner will present Frontier a documentary about a retired bull rider, the younger bull rider who she mentors, and the barriers they both have faced as women in the world of rodeo. It borrows elements from the western genre in order to explore themes of gender and generational change in the United States. 
  • 10:45-11:15am -- Chris Griffin presents The Film of Tomorrow: Merging African and French Cinema.  Holy Water is a short film that aims to merge two types of cinema - African Postcolonial Cinema and French New Wave Cinema. It accomplishes this merge by combining African narrative components and theme with French aesthetics and theory; all while centered around a subject relevant to both cultures - religion.


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