Manthia Diawara and Brent Edwards
Géza, 306 Maujer
After the premiere screening of Towards the New Baroque of Voices, Manthia Diawara’s new film-essay, writer and essayist Brent H. Edwards join the filmmaker in a conversation about this archival documentary. They delve into the different ideas and contexts portrayed by the artists, activists, and philosophers in Diawara’s new film-essay, such as: Maryse Condé, Fatou Diome, Danny Glover, David Hammons, Sembène Ousmane, Jean Rouch, Wole Soyinka, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, and Aminata Traoré. The discussion pivots on poet and writer Édouard Glissant’s notions of relational identity and mondialité, analyzing the affinities and discrepancies of the different speakers to propose new correspondences between Black intellectuals from Africa and from the African diaspora.
This talk is free, but space is limited.