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SMS Faculty Michelle Materre to Host “What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Blacker” with special guest Damon Young

Hosted by Michelle Materre, Associate Professor, Media Studies, The New School and Founder/Producer of Creatively Speaking and the Creatively Speaking team.

“What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Blacker” with special guest Damon Young

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:00PM EDT

*This is a free event but registration through this link is required to access the link and password for this live online event.

Creatively Speaking, a staple in the independent film exhibition circuit for 25 years, guest curates a special program of short films, based on the themes from Damon Young’s award-winning memoir, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker”. Four vibrant short films, documentaries and narratives, on a range of topics from athlete protests, to police intimidation, to the creativity and humor of Black culture are brought together in this inspiring 90-minute program. Author Damon Young reads selected excerpts from his book preceding each film, and a Q&A with the filmmakers follows.

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