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A Return to the African Personality: Intergenerational Conversations

A Return to the African Personality: Intergenerational Conversations

May 24

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 7:00 pm Screening with introduction and Q&A at the Pollock Theater Noorie (dir. Manmohan Krishna and Yash Chopra, 1979, 114’) Professor Katie Young (Concordia University) will discuss the reception of the Super-Hit Indian Romance film Noorie in Northern Ghana (Dagomba Region) up to the present day. She will be in conversation with Francis Yeboah (PhD Student, Film and Media Studies, UCSB). Francis’s work is focused on exhibition practices in Ghana. See: https://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock-events/cwc-global-noorie/ A Return to the…

From Fake to Deepfake: the metrics of the face

From Fake to Deepfake: The Metrics of the Face – Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The face has had a privileged status in visual media, enrapturing cinematic audiences with its beauty and intensity of emotion. Yet, the study of the face and its social relevance is also the subject of pseudo-sciences like physiognomy and eugenics. This talk examines how the media help to capture the intimate details inscribed within the face, in what I will argue is, an artificial discourse of authenticity, identity, and intimacy by looking at how have media affected the way we…