Second Film: The Body Remembers When the Earth Broke Open
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
6:00 PM on ZOOM
We will WATCH the film together and then discuss it!
In the last years, mainstream Hollywood has tried to diversify the film industry, often with mixed results. In our Spring 2021 Film Series, we put Black, Indigenous, and People of Color center stage and to listen and learn from their stories. Spanning different genres, identities, and timeframes, we explore what stories matter to people of color when they are behind the lens, the pen, and the screen. Join us for screenings throughout the semester and delve into some of the most interesting, provocative, and fun films of the last 20 years!
The second film in the series, The Body Remembers When the Earth Broke Open, centers on two Indigenous women who meet on the streets of a town in Canada. Don’t be fooled by the simple plot of the film: The Body Remembers When the Earth Broke Open poignantly explores the lives and troubles of two Indigenous women as one tries to help the other escape domestic violence and recover from the legacy of colonialism and dispossession. Join Professors Tatiana McInnis and Randa Tawil for a screening and discussion about Indigenous feminism, hauntings of settler violence, and First Nations today.