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Free School of Critical Feminisms Film Screening
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 7-9pm
Past event

Coconut/Cane & Cutlass film still

Film still: Coconut/Cane & Cutlass (Dir. Dr. Michelle Mohabeer)

This year’s Free School of Critical Feminisms presents a selection of short films at the SLG. This includes two films by Michelle Mohabeer, ‘Coconut/Cane and Cutlass’ and ‘Exposure’ along with Zinzi Minott’s ‘Fi Dem’.

London based writer, curator and researcher Taylor La Melle will give an introduction to the films.

‘Coconut/Cane and Cutlass’, 1994, 30:00, sound, colour

‘Exposure’, 1990, 8:00, colour, sound

‘Fi Dem’, 5:55 mins, colour, sound

Please note the films include some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.

Dr. Michelle Mohabeer is a Toronto based (Guyana born) award winning film-maker, film lecturer, writer and curator. Her films include: BLU IN YOU, EXPOSURECoconut/Cane & CutlassChild-PlayTwo/DohTracing Soul and Echoes. Michelle Mohabeer and her films have been featured in the books: Femme Fatales: Independent Women DirectorsThe Romance of Transgression in CanadaNorth of Everything and The Bent Lens among others. Mohabeer’s films have garnered numerous awards, mini-retrospectives and exhibitions in over 120 festivals, conferences and galleries worldwide and been purchased by over 45 universities, libraries, and galleries in the US, Canada and the Caribbean.

The London Free School of Critical Feminisms is a week-long course that will see 16 students come together to explore questions of feminist theory on the following themes: Critical Race and Postcolonial Theory; Pop Feminisms; Critical Perspectives on Gender, Drag and Speculative Fiction; Feminisms from the Global South; Feminist Legal Theory; Queer of Colour Critique; and Posthuman Feminisms.