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Washington, D.C.
2117 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
Come join us for a screening + discussion of "MÜTTERERDE / In Search of My Mothers Garden" by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor. 45 mins. About the Film: Müttererde calls for femme forms of ancestral history in the face of the often interrupted historical knowledge of the African diaspora in Europe and elsewhere. What are rituals, teachings and abilities passed on from our matriarchs? How do these inherited skills serve us or inhibit us today? The conversations with six black femmes on the knowledge and non-knowledge of their mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers and as far back as memory carries them create a rich and powerful archive. About the Filmmaker: Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor (b. 1984, Florida) is an artist, filmmaker and community organizer. Her roots are in the Southern United States, born in Mississippi and bred in Florida. Taylor's work manifests through performance, text, dialogue, dance and community building for Black People and People of Color. Her work centers on themes of ritual, visibility and identity mythology. She is chiefly concerned with ways to dismantle oppressive institutions and the creation of racial equity in art and theater. She strives to address race politics as a performer, maker and artist. Taylor's current artistic practice revolves around various states of the interpretive body and how best to mis-manage these expectations. Her advocacy and organizing work stems from contemporary critical race theory. Taylor curated and hosted the almost monthly discursive salon on race politics and race relations 'Black in Berlin'.  Join us after the screening for a discussion & meditation. $5.00 Suggested Donation Follow us on social media @diasporamediacoop. For any questions please contact us at 301-741-1515.
  • Start:June 30, 2019
  • End:June 30, 2019
  • Recurring
  • Where:Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, Maryland, United States
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  • Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
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