The Center for Communication at The New School Reel Images: Stereotypes in Contemporary Media

Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:00 p.m.

A panel of filmmakers will discuss representations of race and class in current Hollywood cinema, independent films, and commercial television. Where do these images originate? What assumptions do they reflect? What social functions do they serve? What role do documentaries play in countering stereotypical representations?Moderated by New School professor and independent media consultant, Michelle Materre/ Relevant excerpts from New School student presentations will be shown. Panelists include: Sophia Chang, manager of producers/composers, including the RZA, Raphael Saadiq, Organized Noize, Pete Rock; and film producer, Shaolin and Wu Tang (HBO); Sonia Gonzalez, director/producer, Blind Leading the Blind (2007), Remembering Ragtime (2004), and City by the Sea (2002); Sofia Quintero, board chair/co-founder, Chica Luna Productions; and Al Santana, film/videomaker and cinematographer whose work includes Who Killed Vincent Chin?.Sponsored by the Center for Communication and the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School.
Location: The New School
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)
Admission: Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served basis.

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