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Every semester, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason brings to campus a variety of films and artists. That variety has a shape and mission: the Series is committed to supporting social justice, diverse and inclusive filmmaking, and innovative artists. The work of our guests is provocative, groundbreaking, politically engaged, anti-racist and inclusive.
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The roundtable conversation with Kari Fulton, Angela Mahecha, Ada Vilageliu-Diaz will address the making of the film Near the River and the role of women environmental leaders in Washington, DC. (Note: This event requires paid registration.)
Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Johnson Center, Cinema
Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, recounting the biases and abuses they've encountered. The film offers fresh perspectives on how to make science more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
“What does it mean when so many white filmmakers envision futures inflected by Asian culture, but devoid of actual Asian people?” Part critical analysis, part reflective essay and sprinkled throughout with humor, justified anger, and acerbic observations, this one-hour illustrated lecture examines over fifty years of American science fiction cinema through the lens of Asian appropriation and whitewashing.