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Show and Tell: An Evening about Citizenship with Documentary Filmmakers

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
Show and Tell

The Radcliffe Institute conference “Who Belongs? Global Citizenship and Gender in the 21st Century” opens with a discussion about questions of citizenship and gender as expressed through film.

Three prominent filmmakers and a film critic will discuss the portrayed (and real) experiences of women, men, and people of color as they seek the most fundamental rights of citizenship. Through a series of presentations and film clips, the speakers will explore how the transformative power of masterful storytelling can challenge perceptions and expectations, invite empathy and understanding, inspire dialogue, and offer insight into what it means to be a member of a community.

Free and open to the public.

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An Evening about Citizenship with Documentary Filmmakers


Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Cynthia López, former commissioner, City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; former executive vice president and co–executive producer, American Documentary and POV

Heather Courtney, documentary filmmaker

María Agui Carter, writer/director; assistant professor, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College

Moderated by Claudia Puig, president, Los Angeles Film Critics Association; former lead film critic, USA Today

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