8 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
Move American: Screening + Discussion w/ Leila Awadallah & Zaquia Mahler Salinas
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Presented as part of AANM’s Arab Film Series Online, Leila Awadallah, Palestinian American choreographer and current AANM artist-in-residence, co-hosts an online dance screening event as one of 7 filmmakers presenting in DISCO RIOT‘s Move American series. Witness 7 short dance films surrounding voting, social justice and identity expressed by artists across the United States, followed by a discussion with Leila Awadallah, DISCO RIOT Artistic Director and Co-Founder Zaquia Mahler Salinas and AANM Director Dr. Diana Abouali.
Submissions from Distance Dance! (enter by Oct. 16!) will be screened as part of the program.
About Move American: 2020 has been a turbulent year. It is also an election year. We have had more time and space than ever to deeply feel the injustice, inequity and systemic oppression of the infrastructure of the United States. We know artists play vital roles in times like these. Artists testify with embodied stories, compose the art that will present the history often buried and erased, and creatively enact the better world we know is possible. To support the massive mobilization for change in the United States and help sustain the momentum of the movement all the way to the election, DISCO RIOT will present Move American, a 9-week series of short dance films from Sept. 7 – Nov. 2. Each video will feature a different self-directed movement artist from somewhere in the United States, examining or sharing a social justice/political/human rights topic. These dance films are intended to serve as Public Service Announcements of sorts, with a clear action item linked to each film calling on folks to prepare and take action to VOTE.
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