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Hollywood in the New Cold War - Caught in the Crossfire: International Media and Politics

Hollywood in the New Cold War - Caught in the Crossfire: International Media and Politics

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center
General Public 

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The Cold War had a profound effect on African, Asian, Latin American as well as on Caribbean nations and people, whether the US embargo against Cuba, the US propping up dictatorships in Haiti and Dominican Republic or destabilizing politics in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

Join us for a screening of the film Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution (1 hour 53 minutes, 2013), which explores the short lived Grenada Revolution of 1979-1983. The revolution, an armed insurrection against a pro-US dictatorship ended in bloodshed when then President Ronald Reagan ordered the invasion of Grenada and the revolution's leadership was subsequently executed.  The invasion put an end to a unique experiment in Caribbean politics. The panel will explore those events as well as how the revolution is remembered in popular media.

With post-screening remarks by Nijah Cunningham, Professor of English at Hunter College and the former managing editor of Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal for Criticism, where he is now project coordinator. His research interests are in performance studies, black studies, aesthetics, political theory, visual culture, and postcolonial criticism.

 

 

4:00PM - 6:00PM: Screening of Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution  (Grenada, 2013)

6:00PM - 7:00PM: GPIA Faculty Sean Jacobs and Nijah Cunningham, Professor of English at Hunter College

 

 

Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, #HollywoodColdWar
 

This event is sponsored by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, the Center for New York City Affairs, and Global Studies at The New School.

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In the 2016 Spring semester, to mark the 25th anniversary of the end of the Cold War , the Graduate Program in International Affairs at Milano School holds a series of panel discussions and film screenings (curated by Professor Nina Khrushcheva and MA candidate Gabrielle Belli). The series aims to explore the symbiotic relations--both past and contemporary--between the media and politics that trace back to the golden age of Hollywood, the times of the Cold War. 



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