All posts tagged: Indigenous Media

Webinar: Sky Hopinka’s Visual Sovereignty

On March 9th, 2022, Film Quarterly hosted a webinar discussion of the films of Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/ Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians), whose groundbreaking film practice is examined by Diana Flores Ruíz in Film Quarterly’s Spring 2022 issue. The webinar situates Hopinka’s work within a broader discussion of contemporary Indigenous film and media in context, with panelists Sky Hopinka, Diana Flores Ruíz (University of Washington), and special guest Bird Runningwater (Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache Peoples), curator and producer and formerly the longtime leader of Sundance Indigenous media initiatives. Moderated by FQ editor-in-chief B. Ruby Rich.

Manifesto! Eleven Calls to Action

Historically, the study of the idea of black film has been a fraught, insightful, and generative enterprise—be it a matter of industrial capital and its delimitation of film practice in terms of profit, or the tendency to insist that the “black” of black film be only a biological determinant and never a formal proposition. In many ways, the black film as an object of study mirrors the history of America, the history of an idea of race. While the field continues to shift and change, and the study of black film becomes more common, it is often still tokenized by the industry. Discussion about black film and media is booming in academic programs (e.g., American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, English) and in Film and Media Studies, but it is doing so even more in nonacademic spaces, with blogs, podcasts, and think pieces proliferating at a rapid pace. We offer our manifesto, recognizing that film manifestos never whisper. Their messages envision political, aesthetic, and cultural possibilities. They demand and plot. They question and insist. What follows are expectations bundled as concerns for not only the renderings of black film to come but, as well, the thinking on blackness and cinema that we hope will thrive and inspire future discussions. We are devising new terms of engagement with current developments in mind.

Summer 2017: Volume 70, Number 4

James Baldwin: Vocalizing History
Digital Sovereignty Online
Billy Woodberry’s Return to Form
Thriller’s Queer Feminist History
Rotterdam & Sundance Festivals
Writings on Juana Inés, Jackie, Earth
and Kate Plays Christine
RIP John Berger