Films

HOWDOYOU-SAYYAMINAFRICAN?

FRI, Mar 7, 2014
1 pm

Whitney Museum Second Floor (Kaufman Astoria Studios Film and Video Gallery)

HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? debuts a film reimagining the traditional opera to pose a central question: “What happens to the black body when it is haunted by a ‘blackness’ outside of it?” The spoken, chanted, sung, and screamed libretto explores the consequences of centuries of global racial strife that are thrust upon on those born of African descent.

March 7
1 pm

March 8–9
11 am

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