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The Last Born

DIRECTOR(s): Albeta Whttle
PROJECT TYPE: Documentary Long
COUNTRY: United States
RUN TIME:  42:39 min.

‘Lagareh’ – which translates from the Mandinka language as ‘The Last Born’ – is a work anchored around theories of abolition, rebellion, ancestral knowledge and love. Shot in Scotland, England, Barbados, Sierra Leone and Italy, the film melds a collection of scenes that give focus to the strength of contemporary Black women, whose individual acts of resistance are bound together through the artist’s conceptual storytelling. The artist situates Black love in proximity with historical sites of trauma, re-inscribed with rage, hope and exhaustion. Gestures, rituals and moments of intimacy are poignantly underpinned by a deep reflection on grief, loss and mourning, a resolute reminder of the trauma inflicted upon the Black body and of white privilege and power.

Shorts Suite 5

Sunday, October 1⋅11:00 am – 12:40pm

Location:  R. Milton and Denice Johnson Center

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