Lana Lin: Film & Conversation - The Cancer Journals Revisited (2018)

Friday, November 19 at 9:00am to 11:30am

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The Cancer Journals Revisited (2018) is prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde's classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today. At the invitation of filmmaker Lana Lin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, twenty-seven writers, artists, activists, health care advocates, and current and former patients recite Lorde's manifesto aloud on camera, collectively dramatizing it and producing an oration for the screen. The film is both a critical commentary and a poetic reflection upon the precarious conditions of survival within the intimate and politicized public sphere of illness.

Lana Lin is an artist, filmmaker, and writer whose research and creative practice concerns embodied vulnerabilities. Lin is the author of Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects: Fractured Subjectivity in the Face of Cancer (2017)

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American Studies and Ethnicity, Anthropology
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