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On Film is excited to present the Spring 2017 program “Immigration and displacement,” featuring the works of Emily Hong, Miasarah Lai and Mariangela Mihai as well as Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci-Lucchi.

Utilizing salvaged archival footage and first-person testimony, these works reorient movement and proximity in transforming their visual and aural documents to access the living memories of historical experience. By resurrecting immigration stories from the distant and recent past of humanity and freedom of movement under threat, the urgent cinematic works in this program redefine our understandings of displacement in times of ongoing crisis. 

- Nobel Nok Dah (Emily Hong, Miasarah Lai, and Mariangela Mihai, 2016, 23 min, video)
Print source: Mariangela Mihai

- People, Years, Life / Uomini, anni, vita (Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, 1990, 70 min., 16mm)
Print source: MoMA Circulating Film Library

Post-screening Q&A with Mariangela Mihai, co-director of Nobel Nok Dah.
FREE & open to the public. Refreshments provided. 

Sponsored by: University of Rochester Film and Media Studies Program, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester Department of History, University of Rochester – AS&E Graduate Student Association, Digital Scholarship Lab, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Modern Languages & Cultures, Department of Anthropology.

Poster design by Adam Maida.


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