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“Nana Dijo” Film + Talk – Phoenix
September 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Film screening and post-film community dialogue with Bocafloja on his latest project, “Nana Dijo.”
Bocafloja is a poet, rap artist, scholar, cultural ambassador, and founder of the Quilomboarte collective. Bocafloja is recognized in Mexico as one of the first Hip Hop artists that effectively utilize cultural production as an alternative tool to stimulate critical thinking, developing a divergent form of political participation coherent with the marginalized youth experience.
“Navigating in a cultural industry flooded with politically conservative projects about afro-descendency, with approaches that are fully subordinated to the cultural hegemonies and with the only intention to exoticize and not to empower the body of the oppressed, Nana Dijo emerges as a solid effort to affirm the Black experience narratives in first person.
Nana Dijo is an urgent historical registry filmed in Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States, which opens a crucial platform of analysis about race relations/politics by transgressing beyond the parameters of “safe discourses” imposed by culturalist agendas. The narrative sewed into Nana Dijo grows out from the body of the oppressed as an auto-cartographic experience that trespasses the borders created by nation-states. Nana Dijo is the Black experience, often hidden in the colonized psyche, which goes out for a walk each Sunday through the vernacular manifestations of our elders.”
In partnership with the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU School of Social Transformation
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