CineCLACS presents a screening of Nana Dijo, a cartography of the Black experience in Latin America through a collection of first person narratives, followed by Q&A with it’s co-director Mexican hip hop and multidisciplinary artist Bocafloja. The discussion will be moderated by Tao Leigh Goffe, Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow at New York University in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.
About the film:
Nana Dijo is a cartography of the Black experience through a collection of narratives in first person. Nana Dijo is an urgent historical registry filmed in Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States, which opens a crucial platform of analysis about race relations/politics by transgressing beyond the parameters of hegemonic discoursesimposed by culturalist agendas. The narrative sewed into Nana Dijo grows out of the body of the oppressed trespassing geo-political borders. Nana Dijo pursues processes of empowerment while being critical towards exoticization within hegemonic cultural industries. Nana Dijo is the complexity in the colonized psyche; Our elders vernacular manifestation. Nana Dijo; Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness is the first documentary collaborative project directed by Bocafloja in collaboration with Cambiowashere.