Film Screening and Discussion with Damani Partridge, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan and Bettina Stoetzer, Assistant Professor, GSL MIT.

Free and open to the public

“With students from Canada, the UK, the US, and over 15 refugees from Syria, we spent over a month making short films about pity, solidarity, flight, depression, gentrification, and the (im)possibility of simultaneously being an artist and a refugee. The first screening at Berlin’s Moviemento theater was filled to capacity. We are now bringing this film to MIT”.

Damani Partridge

A former recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship and the German Federal Chancellor’s Fellowship, Damani Partridge received his Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. In addition to directing Filming Future Cities Project in Detroit and Berlin, he has published on the politics of noncitizenship, Holocaust memorialization, African-American military occupation in post-war Germany, sexuality, Islam, “Blackness,” and bodily regulation. He has also written on the Obama moment in Berlin. In 2012, he published his first book, Hypersexuality and Headscarves: Race, Sex and Citizenship in the New Germany.