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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 4, 2018—Filmmaker Carrie Hawks will screen and discuss Hawks’ two short documentary films, Delilah and black enuf* at Williams College on Thursday, April 12. The screenings will take place at 9 p.m. in the Paresky Auditorium, and a Q&A will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Hawks is a Brooklyn-based graphic artist and filmmaker whose documentary subjects include African American, mixed race, and queer identities in the U.S. Hawks’ first short film, Delilah, examines the story of a woman who as an adult learned her family was of African American descent but passed as white. Hawks’ most recent film, black enuf *, is an animated documentary that examines the expanding black identity through a personal journey. The film interweaves stories from their great grandmother’s autobiography, interviews of family and friends, and hand-drawn memories. The visuals mix Monty Python style cut outs, infographics, watercolor, and a variety of illustrative styles.
This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Religion, Africana Studies, American Studies, Art History and Studio Art, Latina/o Studies, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and The Dively Committee for Human Sexuality and Diversity.
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