Thursday, March 27, 2014

Film Screening and Talk on "AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video"

The Oxy community is invited to a screening and conversation with Dr. Alexandra Juhasz- and activist, media maker, scholar and author of AIDS TV.

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What can early activist video responses to the AIDS crisis teach us about the possibilities for community-based media production? How does AIDS continue to serve as a space for innovative media work on resistance, memory, and memorial? Dr. Alex Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies at  Pitzer College, will screen and discuss works from her trajectory as an AIDS activist and media maker who produced a diverse array of AIDS videos; first for public access TV, then through community based collaborations, and later through experimental documentary. Author of several books includng AIDS TV  and Learning from You Tube, Juhasz will also speak about her present research on digital spaces of AIDS remembrance and memorial. More on Dr. Juhasz at: http://pzacad.pitzer.edu/~ajuhasz/