Three award-winning films are co-presented by Education Division of Indianapolis Museum of Art, Committee on African and African-American Studies of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, and IMA's EthnoArt Society.
- 8 February, 7 pm, DeBoest Lecture Hall, IMA; free.
Favela Rising (Brazil, 2005, dirs. Matt Mochary & Jeff Zimbalist, 80 min.) Winner of thirteen national and international film festival awards, Favela Rising documents a man, a movement, a city divided and a favela-a Brazilian squatter settlement-united.
Discussion led by: Kelly Hayes, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
- 15 February, 7 p.m. DeBoest Lecture Hall, IMA; free
Rize (USA, dir. David LaChapelle, 2005, 86 min.) This powerful documentary about dance styles developed on the streets of South Central Los Angeles will be introduced at IMA by Larry Barry, one of the dancers featured in the film.
Discussion led by: Najja Modibo, Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
- 22 February, 7 p.m. DeBoest Lecture Hall, IMA; free
African Blood (Mexico, 2004, dir. Roberto Olivares, 25 min.) Through testimonies, reflections and powerful cultural expressions, this documentary gives voice to the people of the Costa Chica region of Mexico that carry a little known legacy: the Afro-Mestizo culture.
Discussion Led by: Gina Sánchez Gibau, Associate Professor of Anthropology, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.