Event Details

28 Feb. 20

Expressions Artist Talk – Fostering Multiculturalism in Film

Reflections and Lessons as a Film Professor in the Arab World


We invite you to "Fostering Multiculturalism in Film," a conversation featuring renowned filmmaker and Northwestern University film professor, Marco Williams, on Friday, February 28th at QAI's headquarters in Washington D.C.

February is Black History Month. This month serves to recognize the significant contribution African-Americans have made to American society and history. In honor of this month, QAI's February 28th 'Expressions Artist Talk' will go beyond America's borders and bring to light the creative collaborations that African-Americans have taken part in while in Qatar. 

Professor Williams will discuss his teaching experience at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Qatar and exhibit his students' short series (Naseeb) reflecting the complexity within Qatari society in preserving traditional norms and the rapid pace of societal change displayed within the upcoming generation in Qatar and the Arab world at large.

Most recently, Professor Williams completed a film called "The Undocumented" - a PBS broadcast/ Independent Lense featured documentary. In 2007, Williams directed and produced "Banished," a movie that documents African-American descendants' experiences as they return to the former homes from which their ancestors were once evicted.

Georgetown University Professor Michael Dyson will moderate the program. Professor Dyson is a regular commentator on National Public Radio, MSNBC and CNN, and a recurring guest on Real Time with Bill Maher. Professor Dyson became a political analyst for MSNBC in 2011.

The talk will be followed by a networking reception coupled with a special performance by award-winning D.C. Jazz artist Elijah Jamal Balbed.

Fostering Multiculturalism in Film" is part of QAI's Expressions Artist Talk series, which features American personalities, artists, and creatives who have lived or worked in Qatar and whose works are inspired and influenced by Qatari culture. The guest speakers share their own experiences and reflections, followed by questions and answers from the audience.



When: 6:30-8:30 pm, Friday, February 28th
Where: Qatar-America Institute, 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington D.C., 20009

Cost: Free to attend. Complimentary food and beverages for attendees.



Registration required to attend

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For any questions please contact events@qataramerica.org






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