As the Louvre’s guest curator in 2006, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison brought artists, performers, refugees, and immigrants into the museum for a series of provocative events exploring race, slavery, immigration, identity, and foreignness. This film expertly intersperses footage from the events and exhibitions with present-day clips and interviews with Morrison. (2018, dir. Rian Brown and Geoff Pingree, 57 min.)
Followed by a Q&A with co-directors Rian Brown and Geoff Pingree and Caroline Streeter, associate professor of English at UCLA; Shana L. Redmond, associate professor of musicology and African American Studies at UCLA; and Norma Mendoza-Denton, professor of anthropology at UCLA.
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