Come join SEED (Students Educating Each other About Diversity) for the screening of the documentary Vibrancy of Silence followed by a talk back with one of the film’s producers, UM Center for World Performance Studies faculty member Prof. Frieda Ekotto, and some of the film’s featured artists.
About the Film:
Vibrancy of Silence is a 90-minute documentary that emphasizes the creative achievements of six Sub-Saharan African women in various intellectual and artistic fields, elaborating a visual archive of unprecedented quality and scope. The film reflects on the complex nature of contemporary Sub-Saharan African cultural production by women, prompting the audience to better understand and theorize the new paradigms and voices it highlights.
This film investigates how various social groups, excluded due to race, gender, class, etc., are demanding recognition of their human rights, in the West and elsewhere. We will engage diverse genealogies of non-hegemonic conceptual apparatuses, and we will present various approaches to the construction, transmission and reception of knowledge, with the goal of placing our ideas within the language and practices of communities around the world, within and outside the academy.