Guest Speaker: The Delicate Use of the Boom & the Bip, with Emir Lewis, Monday, 3/8, 4-5:30pm

Monday, 3/8, 4-5:30pm


Emir Lewis has edited and/or produced approximately 20 motion pictures, including those for television: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo (2008) and Year of the Bull (2003). Renowned for his use of music, coupled with his tackling of controversial subjects, Mr. Lewis' works include: Woodstock, Now and Then (2009); AIR (America’s Investigative Reports, 2008); Mr. Untouchable (2007); I Sit Where I Want: Brown versus Board of Education (2004); OJ: A Study in Black and White (2002); Brooklyn Babylon (2001) and Whiteboyz (1999). In The Delicate Use of the Boom and the Bip in Documentary and Independent Film, Emir Lewis will conduct a tour of the music he has used in his films, demonstrating the manipulative power of sound. In showing that what you hear may influence you more than what you see, Lewis ads new meaning to the psychological dynamics of spectatorship and moving images. Join us for an evening of music, conversation, and interpretive understanding as we welcome Emir Lewis to Teachers College. Responding to Mr. Lewis will be Christopher Emdin, Assistant Professor of Science Education, rap artist, and author of the upcoming article, "Affiliation and Alienation: Hip Hop, Rap and Urban Science Education" (to be published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies). Moderating the discussion will be John Broughton, who teaches Cultural Studies courses here in the Arts and Humanities Department, and is co-founder of the Film and Education Research Academy (FERA), a research, publishing, and teaching collaborative at Teachers College, and the Gottesman Libraries. This event is jointly sponsored by the Film and Education Research Academy and the Gottesman Libraries. See a video clip on Emir Lewis' talk. Where: 306 Russell

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