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ALBA Film Screening + Q & A Session: Bones of Contention

ALBA Film Screening + Q & A Session: Bones of Contention

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Join Us for a Screening of and Online Conversation About Bones of Contention

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Co-presented with CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at CUNY

Bones of Contention is the first nonfiction feature film to explore the theme of historical memory in Spain, focusing on the repression of the LGBTQ community under Franco.

The film will be available to watch before the event, and attendees can then join us for an online panel discussion and Q & A on Wednesday, June 8 at 6 PM EST / 3 PM PST.

After registering you, will receive an email on how to access the film and the login information for the Zoom Q& A panel.

If you have any issues registering, trouble accessing the film, or connecting to the Q&A Zoom session, please contact info@alba-valb.org

The Q&A Panel Will Include:

Andrea Weiss

Director, of Bones of Contention

Emilio Silva

President, Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory

Professor Shaka McGlotten

Chair, Gender and Global Black Studies at SUNY Purchase

Attendance is free but registration is required to join the discussion and watch the film.

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Andrea Weiss is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker and nonfiction author. Her books include Paris Was A Woman, Vampires And Violets, and In The Shadow Of The Magic Mountain: The Erika And Klaus Mann Story. Andrea is the writer/director of Bones of Contention, a feature documentary delving into the historical memory movement in Spain and the unknown story of LGBT repression under the Franco dictatorship.

Emilio Silva is a journalist and president of the Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica (ARMH – Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory), the aim of which is to locate and identify the victims of the repression during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship. Emilio is the recipient of the 2015 ALBA/Puffin Award for Hunan Rights Activism. 

Shaka McGlotten is Professor of Media Studies and Anthropology at Purchase College-SUNY, where they also serve as Chair of the Gender Studies and Global Black Studies Programs. Their work stages encounters between black study, queer theory, media, and art. They are the author of Dragging: Or, in the Drag of a Queer Life and Virtual Intimacies: Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality. They are also the co-editor of two edited collections, Black Genders and Sexualities and Zombies and Sexuality.

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