Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mixed Roots Midwest at DePaul University Nov 1-3, 2012

 Nov 1-3, 2012

All events are free and open to the public and will be held at the DePaul Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield #120 A/B, Chicago, IL 60614

Join us for three evenings of Mixed Root Midwest thanks to the generous support of the Center for Intercultural Programs at DePaul.

Mixed Roots Midwest brings selected short films, a panel of filmmakers, and a live show
featuring local and national talent whose material explores the Mixed experience to Chicago as part of the 2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference.

Nov 1: Selected Shorts (50 minutes): Silences, Crayola Monologues, Mixed Mexican, and Nigel's Fingerprint have received critical acclaim and have screened at national and
international film festivals. The films explore themes of racism, familial relationships, the
Census, and how we define ourselves in a world obsessed with categorizing people by color.

Nov 2: Filmmakers Panel: Three filmmakers discuss their storytelling journeys on film from pre-production through post-, and what inspired them to tell stories of the Mixed experience. Kip Fulbeck (The Hapa Project 2001-2006) received the Loving Prize at the first Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival and is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer, author and filmmaker. Jeff Chiba Stearns (One Big Hapa Family, 2010) is a multi award-winning animation and documentary filmmaker and founder of Meditating Bunny Studio Inc.. Kim Kuhteubl’s film, Nigel’s Fingerprint, which will screen as part of Mixed Roots Midwest, won multiple awards and was invited to travel with the Toronto International Film Festival’s Sprockets Globetrotter series. She is the founder of SingleWoman.TV – an online channel exclusively for single women.

Nov 3: Mixed Roots Midwest LIVE: join us for an evening of energetic, thought-provoking performances featuring spoken word artists from Chicago’s own 2nd Story, an excerpt from Fanshen Cox’s solo-show-in-progress: One Drop of Love: A Daughter’s Search for her Father’s Racial Approval, and other exciting artists who meld performance art with an exploration and critical analysis of what it means to be ‘Mixed.

Contact: Laura Kina
Co-Coordinator, Mixed Roots Midwest
Phone 773-325-4048

1 comment:

  1. The students of DePaul University are working really nice in the field of the filmmaker. This short film is looking so informative with write my paper for me it is hard working of the students. I am going to participate in this event to see the hard working of the students.