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The Land Beneath Our Feet: a film by Sarita Siegel and Gregg Mitman

Followed by a conversation with Gregg Mitman and Donna Haraway
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108

Presented by: 

Digital Arts and New Media

Institute of the Arts and Sciences

The Land Beneath Our Feet follows a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, who returns from the USA with never-before-seen footage of Liberia’s past. The uncovered footage is embraced as a national treasure. Depicting a 1926 corporate land grab, it is also an explosive reminder of eroding land rights.

In post-conflict Liberia, individuals and communities are pitted against multinational corporations, the government, and each other in life-threatening disputes over land. What can this ghostly footage offer a nation, as it debates radical land reforms that could empower communities to shape a more diverse, stable and sustainable future?

The film screening with be followed by a conversation with Gregg Mitman and Donna Haraway.

FREE and open to the public. Metered parking is available in the Performing Arts Lot.

This event is presented by the IHR Research Cluster on Race, Violence, Inequality, and the Anthropocene with support from Institute for Humanities Research, Institute of the Arts and Sciences, Center for Creative Ecologies, Science and Justice Research Center, and Center for Emerging Worlds