Ethics & Aesthetics: The Bodies We Belong To

Breaking & Transforming Patterns

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Join us LIVE online on Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern for Breaking & Transforming Patterns shorts program — films about the disruption of oppression in its many forms. Each presents opposition to harmful structures, whether it’s racism, misogyny, homophobia, and ageism in the U.S., centuries-old oppression under the caste system in India, or race-based apartheid in South Africa. as their protagonists reimagine and recreate the world, refusing to accept their pre-ordained fates.

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The program includes:

Prophesy — Directed by Monèt Marshall. Running time 16.48

Visions of Evolution — Directed by Cherise Morris. Running time 8:46

Letter From Your Far Off Country — Directed by Suneil Sanzgiri. Running time 17:36

I'm Free Now You Are Free — Directed by Ash Goh. Running time 15:00

Timêla — Directed by walt mzengi. Running time 11:00

Queenie — Directed by Cai Thomas. Running time 20:00

The program includes introductions by each of the filmmakers and a talkback after the films.

Cinema Detroit and Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA) present Ethics & Aesthetics, an intentional space for films reflecting the concerns and lives of their makers, who are Black, Brown, Indigenous, Immigrant, Poor/Working Class, Queer, Trans*, non-binary, Women and Femme filmmakers. ⁣This season's theme is The Bodies We Belong To. Ultimately, belonging, or not belonging, to the various “bodies” in our lives — families, communities, politics, countries — informs our relationship with ourselves and others and the stories we tell. Intergenerational trauma and healing, healthcare justice, criminalization, spirituality, and ancestry/relationships with ancestors are among the themes addressed in these shorts, features, and performance pieces.

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For hard of hearing and deaf communities, all films will be closed-captioned in English.