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Friday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Vida Muertos: Critical Genre Practice

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How can genre artworks serve as sites of resistance? The stylish, allegorical short film Vida Muertos follows a "death enforcement" agent who tracks, apprehends, and deports "dead" who have crossed illegally into the realm of the living. The film touches on immigration policy through the lens of film noir and science fiction. In this screening/workshop, participants will view the film, discuss relevant examples and critical approaches to genre in film and literature, and workshop a short outline for a political, genre-oriented creative work.

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Thomas Javier Castillo

Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University
Thomas Javier Castillo is a film and critical media practitioner whose projects explore memory, history, geography and identity. As a filmmaker, he creates pieces that blend politics, history, space, and place with rasquache design sensibilities, humor, and a distinctly Pocho point... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Student Center: Hilberry C
  Film Screening-Performance