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Puppet States: Race, Narrative and Lo-tech Video

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Dr. Paulette Richards, executive director of the Atlanta-based digital production company Ayamedia, brings her provocative lo-tech video work challenging how we see and think about race and culture.

10/20 Tuesday at 1:30 pm LECTURE/SCREENING - UCF Art Gallery

10/20 Tuesday at 6:00 pm SCREENING/ RECEPTION - UCF Art Gallery


10/21 Wednesday 10:30am WORKSHOP - John Hitt Library Room 223

Explore related cultural, political issues w/ the use of theatrical lighting, wardrobe color, and skin tone.

Inspired by Leon Damas and other writers and artists from across the African diaspora, DR. Paulette Richards uses her own hand-made puppet dolls to tell stories of workplace struggle, self-image adjustment, emotional fulfillment and more. According to Richards, “...in his 1937 poem, Limbé Léon Gontran Damas called for the return of ‘my black dolls’ as an antidote to the ‘big bottomed puppets’ that stereotypically represented blacks in mass culture. Yet, the seductive photo-realism of Hollywood films continues to ‘pull our strings’ and influence not only how people of color are perceived, but also, how they see themselves. This lecture/ screening presents a series of short digital narratives as examples of how independent filmmakers can use low-tech equipment and doll puppets to challenge conventional modes of mimesis and representations of minority cultures.”

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