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'Milli's Awakening: Black Women, Art, and Resistance'
German filmmaker Dr. Natasha Kelly will screen her 2018 documentary (with English subtitles) about the lives of eight Black women living in Germany whose narratives show how art (in all its manifestations) can serve as a “remedy” to alleviate lived emotional isolation and social oppression.
"Dresden, circa 1910–11. Lying naked on a divan in the studio of painter ernst Ludwig Kirchner is “Milli.” The artist delights in capturing her outlines. The result is the painting Schlafende Milli (Sleeping Milli, 1911). Kirchner’s eroticizing and exoticizing view of his model is all that remains of “Milli” (if that really was her name). “Milli” is silent, but the painting speaks volumes about how Black women have been reduced to anonymous objects of desire. It is one instanceView more
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The screening will be followed by a conversation with the director.
825 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903