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Shinnecock Youth Council Screening of “The Native and the Refugee” at Stony Brook Southampton
April 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The MFA in Film Program and The Shinnecock Youth Council presents:
The Native and the Refugee, a multi-media film and research project that compares the Palestinian and Native American experience by examining the infrastructure, politics, and geography of American Indian reservations alongside Palestinian refugee camps. They have filmed in Palestinian refugee camps throughout Lebanon, Jordan and the West Bank, and have traveled and filmed across the United States in the historic Pine Ridge reservation of the Lakota in South Dakota, the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne between New York and Canada and the Navajo Nation in the American Southwest. The filmmakers were also present at Standing Rock this year to participate in and document the pan-Native struggle happening there against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The project looks at Palestinian refugee camps and native reservations as spaces of exception within the prevailing nation-states they are located in–as repositories of very particular histories of displacement, and as locations where the logic of modern nationalism is thoroughly excavated, scrutinized and deconstructed.
STONY BROOK SOUTHAMPTON – DUKE LECTURE HALL at Chancellors Hall
239 Montauk Highway Southampton NY 11968
Friday, April 28, 2017 discussion at 6:00 p.m. / film at 7:00 p.m.
free to the public
Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny, the Co-Directors/Producers
will be present for a discussion before the film to discuss their research.