The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Kendall

In a world that constrains black women's expression and their ability to live, how does experimental filmmaking allow for moments and spaces of liberation? "Imperfect Independence: Black Women & Experimental Filmmaking," looks to black women across the diaspora, from the late 20th century to the present, who use experimental techniques and practices in their films to answer this question. I argue that experimental filmmaking practices offer black women fleeting, yet profound sources of freedom; these moments of freedom constitute instances of imperfect independence.

First Name: 
Nzingha
Position: 
Post-Doctoral (American Studies)
Photo: 
Classification: 
Institution: 
Indiana University Bloomington