GRADUATE REPERTORY 2021
ORIGINAL WORKS BY DANIELLE ADAIR, TIMOTHY JONES, and RASHI MISHRA
FEBRUARY 11 AT 7PM PT - FEBRUARY 14 AT 9PM PT | INVITATION ONLY
“[…] in a world in which the essential depends on the gratuitous, gimmicks are sometimes necessary to get out of other gimmicks.” -Sianne Ngai
This “work-in-progress” interrogates the sexual commodification and deadly consequences of being a black man breathing in America. Utilizing popular media, found footage, poetry, and movement sequences, Meditations of a Marked Man specifically explores America's consumption, dismemberment, and desire of black men.
Dopdi's Song is a film based on Mahasweta Devi’s stories, namely, Five Women, Kunti and the Nishadins, and Draupadi. It investigates the philosophy of Dharma and the central event of the epic 'Mahabharat', i.e. the righteous war, from the perspective of indigenous communities, particularly the women, who have been historically marginalized. Tracing the roots of contemporary struggle of indigenous communities in India against caste-based discrimination and exploitation by state-corporate-religion nexus, the film explores how dominant Brahmanical interpretations of Hindu mythologies shape present day realities in the region.