Electric Lodge Theater - 1416 Electric Ave , Venice CA 90291
Friday May 25 2018
10:00pm Tickets: $25
Professor & Author Ron Wilkins Presents
A Photographic Exhibition & Lecture
The African Presence in Mexico: A Photographic Discourse
In which Professor Wilkins will outline the historical intersection between Mexican and African people – utilizing an array of images of his photographic works.
Ron Wilkins is a cross-cultural collaboration specialist who focuses on preventing and resolving conflict between Black and Mexican peoples. He has written and lectured extensively on pre- and post-Columbian-era solidarity among African, Mexican and Indigenous peoples. He has been a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills teaching “The African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean” and other courses.
Author of “Black and Brown Unityan illustrated history for beginners “ making its World Premiere at GIIFF.
Garifuna Shipwright Art in Punta Gorda Belize
Director Bilal Morris is a Belizean journalist that has written on a wide aspect of issues that
range from politics, culture, history, world music and international relations . He is a Muslim
from Belize in Central America, and has covered many issues relating to the African diaspora
in Central America and the Caribbean. He is an educator with the Los Angeles Unified School
District and a documentary filmmaker.
Synopsis The documentary features Garifuna shipwright art in the southern town of Punta
Gorda in southern Belize. It presents the work of two of the most prolific Garifuna shipwright
artists of past and present, Leonides Sanchez and his late father, Peter Sanchez and their
outstanding ship models designed from Rosewood; one of the most beautiful woods of
Belize. The Garifuna father and son artistic brilliance have designed a large collection of
miniature boat models that reflects the Garifuna sea life and culture through an African
centered sense of consciousness. TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsH0HgGI1XE