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The Foreigner’s Home with Edwidge Danticat

April 14, 2018 14:00 to 16:00

Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium

The documentary film "The Foreigner’s Home" explores Toni Morrison’s artistic and intellectual vision through the exhibition The Foreigner’s Home, which she guest curated at the Louvre in 2006. Through exclusive footage of Morrison in dialogue with artists, along with extensive archival footage, music, and animation, the film presents a series of candid and incisive exchanges about race, identity, “foreignness,” and art’s redemptive power.

This program marks the film’s regional premiere. After the screening, stay for a panel discussion with the filmmakers Rian Brown and Geoff Pingree, Oberlin College Africana Studies faculty Charles Peterson and Meredith Gadsby, and esteemed guest and award-winning author Edwidge Danticat, who appears throughout the film in conversation with Morrison. Danticat, a 2009 MacArthur fellow and a 2005 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner, is known for her insightful depictions of the immigrant experience through books such as Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work and the memoir Brother, I’m Dying, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2007. Haitian born and raised partially in the United States, Danticat will discuss the manners in which she has welded her art to raise up immigrant voices.

$9; CMA members, seniors 65 and over, and students $7.

Moderated by Meredith Gadsby, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Oberlin College, and faculty liaison, Toni Morrison Society.

Edwidge Danticat, Author
Rian Brown, Filmmaker and Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, Oberlin College
Geoff Pingree, Filmmaker and Professor of Cinema Studies and English, Oberlin College
Charles Peterson, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Oberlin College

This program is presented in partnership with Oberlin College and The Toni Morrison Society.

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