PANEL | THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY

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“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Ted Talk presenter. Cinematic stereotypes reflect and shape common prejudices. What are our responsibilities as filmmakers, and as consumers of Cinema? Our panellists will examine the danger of reducing individuals to categories, stereotyping and telling incomplete or inaccurate stories and its effect on the cultural zeitgeist."

Meet your Panelists

Nzingha Millar – Moderator, Communications enthusiast: community development and public relations

Dr. Alex Khasnabish – MSVU Department Chair, Associate Professor: Questioning Society, Qualitative Approaches, and Culture Wars

Andre Fenton - Author, spoken word artist and arts educator.

Tyler Simmonds | Filmmaker, actor, and public speaker from North Preston. Many know him from his Award-Winning short “In My Mind", his inspirational Ted Talk "The Power of Getting Back Up" and tons of creative projects he's done to help bring light to topics such as racism, toxic-masculinity, mental-health and more.

Events in that serie

Feb 29, 2020 - 11:30 AM
Halifax Central Library

Feb 29, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Halifax Central Library