Ephraim Asili: The Diaspora Suite

Ephraim Asili: The Diaspora Suite

“Asili’s work is critical and speculative, listening intently to the resonances of words and gestures that span centuries and oceans.” —Ekrem Serdar, The Brooklyn Rail

West Coast Premieres

To comply with the overnight directive of the California Department of Public Health and a mandate from the County of Los Angeles, effective today, March 12, 2020, all REDCAT performances and screenings are being postponed through April 12, 2020.

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Ephraim Asili’s The Diaspora Suite (2011–2017) is a remarkable series of films that grew out of the filmmaker’s drive to have a personal understanding of the greater African diaspora. Traveling in Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, and the United States, Asili responded to the character and history of each place amid his developing awareness of his own cultural background as a young African-American man. Asili is an African-American artist, filmmaker, DJ, and traveler whose work focuses on the African diaspora as a cultural force. The Diaspora Suite has screened in festivals and venues all over the world. Asili can be heard live at his monthly dance party, Botanica. He is a professor in Film and Electronic Arts at Bard College.

In person: Ephraim Asili

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.

  

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 3/12
8:30 pm
$12$9$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff