LIBIDINAL ECONOMIES: CARCERAL MIGRATIONS/CARCERAL IMMIGRATIONS (Week Nine)

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as you screen, strive to connect the dots through Wilderson’s key argument from Irreconcilable Anti-Blackness

2016 Why America Can’t Quit the War on Drugs, Tim DICKENSON, Rolling Stone, May 5, 1:46 minutes. Click to access Rolling Stone’s article and video

2012 War on Drugs (The Prison Industrial Complex) (1999), MasterpieceConCen7, published on Nov 2, [from 1999 VHS: War on Drugs: Winner and Losers, Cristina Berio/Frank Weiring/VPRO], 92 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

1995 Ian Haney-Lopez, “White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race,” in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (Temple University Press): 542-549.

2015 Hillary Kobernick – “Immigrant Problem” (IWPS 2014), Button Poetry, published Jan 7, 3:16 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015 How Corporations Profit from Boarder Militarization – Boarder, Inc. – Documentary – BRAVE NEW FILMS, published Nov 4, 11:44 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2014 Cory Booker and ATTN: Explain The Mass Incarceration Crisis, ATTN, published Oct 14, 1:49 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2017 What it’s like in the 6 countries on Trump’s travel ban list, CNN Politics, Mar 6, 1:31 minutes. Click to access CNN video

2016 Society’s Parasite: A Look Inside The Treatment Industrial Complex or “TIC” – BRAVE NEW FILMS, published Oct 11, 2:21 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: as historical and theoretical background for Wilderson (fixed shot, you can just listen)

2016 Histories of Violence | Fanon & Violence | Lewis Gordon, ExScholar, published Mar 16, 69 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

2015 Immigrants for Sale – FULL DOCUMENTARY – BRAVE NEW FILMS, published Aug 27, 33:09 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2017 Palestinian Economy Would Double If Israeli Occupation Ends, TeleSURtv, 1:03 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2016 Forced To Leave Their Homes – World refugee day, Brave New Films, published Jun 20, 1:28 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

DIY Weekly Theme (Week Eight)

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SPREADING DEMOCRACY: YOUR PRESIDENT JUST BOMBED SYRIA (not a theme, just a point) Craft a weekly theme.

2016 The Occupation of the American Mind: Isreal’s Public Relations War in the United States, Jason YOUNG, Jeremy EARP, Loretta ALPER, Sut JHALLY, Media Education Foundation, 85 minutes.

2014 What was the Iron Curtain?, Vision Chasers, published on May 23, 3 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015 What is Zionism, Now This/AJ+, 2:44 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2006 The Iron Wall, [Mohammed Alatar] Public Disturbance Now, Uploaded on Feb 13, 2011, 53 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015 Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223, CrashCourse, published on Jan 28, 12:52 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

Review from last week:

2016 How to Make Your Content Go Viral, Entrepreneur Network/Patrick Bet-David, Apr 31, 56:31 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

usefulness: his assertion mass media rests, primarily, on controversy/change/conflict and his 26 Steps can serve as springboard for discussion of counter-hegemonic video production (i.e. use or not use of humor/animation/emotion/color/influencer/etc). Also need to discuss the oft-used phrase: “This has never happened before.”

Required on original syllabus; now highly recommended and related

2016 Jim Crow and America’s Racism Explained, Keith Hughes, published on Jan 16, 18 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015 Can Art Stop a War and Save the Planet? |Carol A. Wells | TEDxLoyolaMarymountU, TEDx Talks, published on Aug 19. 18 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015The global impact of Black Lives Matter,” MSNBC On the Road, Host, Dec 12, 15:07 minutes. Click to access MSNBC article and video

2016 Black Lives Matter and Palestine: A historic alliance, Hamid Dabashi, Sep 6, Aljazeera. Click to access Aljazeera article

2010 Mean World Syndrome: Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear, 51 minutes.

CODING, deCODING, reCODING, reCODING, reCODING… (Week Seven)

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FORM/CONTENT/CONTEXT

2017 To understand Steve Bannon, you need to watch three of his movies, Adam Freedlander, Quartz Media, 8:45 minutes. Click to access Quartz article and video link

usefulness: You live in the USA.

2016 INDEPENDENT LENS Birth of a Movement: PBS Documentary 2017, Published on Feb 9, 57 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

usefulness: race/gender/class/cultural codes if the Entertainment Industrial Complex. While the 2 interwoven biographies are interesting, screen for origins of today’s Hollywood visual codes and practices. Ask yourself, are there contemporary variants of the early 20th C, evangelical cinematic reproductions of Age of Reason biodeterminism.

1998 (highly recommended) “The Re-Birth of the Aesthetic in Cinema,” in Cylde TAYLOR, The Mask of Art, 103-23.

usefulness: media studies major/minor must read before semester’s end.

2017 Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes Steve Bannon, teleSUR English, published on Mar 14, 26 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

usefulness: ontological, political and cultural values of current USA administration (what you’re living)

FORM

2013 How To Make Your Videos Go VIRAL – Unexpected Little Tip, Gideon Shalwich, published Aug 9, first 3:46 minutes of 5:48. Click to watch on YouTube

usefulness: compare definition of awe Bet-David

2013 Girl Learns to Dance in a Year (TIME LAPSE), karenxcheng, 1:50 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

DANCER’s ARTICLE 10 ways to make your video go viral, Karen X Cheng, Medium, Jul 31, 2013. Click to access article

2016 How to Make Your Content Go Viral, Entrepreneur Network/Patrick Bet-David, Apr 31, 56:31 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

usefulness: his assertion mass media rests, primarily, on controversy/change/conflict and his 26 Steps can serve as springboard for discussion of counter-hegemonic video production (i.e. use or not use of humor/animation/emotion/color/influencer/etc). Also need to discuss the oft-used phrase: “This has never happened before.”

DIY Weekly Theme (Week Six)

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2013 Obey, Temujin Doran, Published on Feb 24, 52 minutes. Click to watch on Vimeo

2004 Fahrenheit 9/11, Micheal Moore, 122 minutes.

2014 “Irreconcilable Anti-Blackness and Police Violence w/ Frank Wilderson,” IMIXWHATILIKE, Uploaded on Oct 1, 76 minutes. Click to access interview (audio)

TYPE/PRINT/SUBMIT

For each film and podcast, list 3 key formal/rhetorical observations and 3 key theoretical concepts that demonstrate your grasp over the film/podcast’s main arguments and stylistic choices, as they relate to the contemporary evolution of ISODs. 

Remember to be specific! The set of 6 key observations and concepts should be unique to each material.

DIY Weekly Theme (Week Five)

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Develop a weekly theme linking assigned materials (could also serve as essay title)

2012 The Power Principle: Corporate Empire and The Rise of the National Security State, Part 1 Empire, Scott NOBLE, Metanoia Films, 96 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Three Evils of Society, delivered at the National Conference for New Politics. August 31, Chicago, Illinois, 44 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2013 Aunt Jemima “I’se in town, Honey!” Franklin HUGHES, Jim Crow Museum, Published on Feb 7, 4:05 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

50s/70s Search YouTube and screen at least 3 vintage videos from Clairol’s IS IT TRUE BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN? Advertising campaign. 

1996 Stuart Hall: Race the Floating Signifier, JHALLY, 60 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube (complete playlist of segmented full video)

2015 The Illusionist: A Film About The Globalization Of Beauty, Elena Rossini, Media Education Foundation, 54 minutes.

TYPE/PRINT/SUBMIT (only part b essay required) transfer energy to developing a rich, theatically organized group list of characteristics and qualities of ISOD.

150-word Essay Voice: Compose prose as if reader is general internet audience (i.e. rather than write for me as the reader, write to inform readers new to the film/video genre).

NUANCING the ARGUMENT/ACTIVE SPECTATORSHIP – SCREEN in Class

2015 Constructing History, Carrie Mae Weems, 20:04 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

shifted from required to recommended 

useful if new to the concept of race as a socially constructed category:

2007 Racism: A History, Part 3 – The Savage Legacy, 5: Tim ROBINSON, BBC, 58:47 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

REPRESENTING RACIAL ECONOMIES: CONSTRUCTING HISTORIES (Week Four)

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2003 Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 2 — The Story We Tell, Tracy Heather Strain, PBS, 2003, 55 minutes.

1998 The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, part 1, Stanley Nelson, first clip 17:38 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

1995 WEB Du Bois: A Biography In Four Voices, Louis MASSIAH (Producer/Director) And (4 Writers/Narrators) Wesley BROWN, Thulani DAVIS, Toni Cade BAMBARA, & Amiri BARAKA. 116 minutes.

2015 Why Do We Like Snapchat So Much? Mashable Explains, Mashable, Oct 8, 3:28 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

NUANCING the ARGUMENT/ACTIVE SPECTATORSHIP – SCREEN in Class

[2012] Oliver Stones Untold History of the United States Prequel A, Colonialism, Jan 1, 2016. Click to watch on YouTube

2015 Constructing History, Carrie Mae Weems, 20:04 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

INTERLOCKING VISUAL ESSAYS: UNBRANDING CIVILIZATION AND DIVINE RIGHTS (Week Three)

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2004 Le Malentendu Colonial [The Colonial Misunderstanding], Jean-Marle TENO, Cameroon, 73 minutes, in French, German, and English.

1998 Edward Said The Myth of ‘The Clash of Civilizations’, Sut JHALLY, Media Education Foundation, 52 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2012 Rihanna’s #FreePalestine Tweet — I Didn’t Even Realize I Tweeted It! | TMZ Published on Jul 15, 2014, 1:57 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015 Plutocracy: Political Repression in the United States, Part 1 – Divide et Impera (Divide and Rule), Scott NOBLE, Meanoia Films, first 17:08 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2012 BBC Censors Mic Righteous lyrics ‘free Palestine’, Ahmir Hussain, Feb 4, 2:06 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2016 rEVILution: Rise of the Christofascists (Mini-Documentary), Reich-Wing Watch, Published on Jun 21, 31 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2012 Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35, CrashCourse, Published on Sep 20, 13:45 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

NUANCING the ARGUMENT/ACTIVE SPECTATORSHIP – SCREEN in Class

2014 Brand New You, Katherine SENDER, 53 minutes.