EventsDoc Talks: White Scripts and Black Supermen

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Doc Talks: White Scripts and Black Supermen

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


You’ve heard of book club, now enter Doc Talks! We’ll feature many types of documentary films from Canada and around the world. Watch the film ahead of time and then join us to share your impressions, thoughts and interpretations.

White Scripts And Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

Twenty years ago, Marlon Riggs produced an essential documentary critique of the images of African Americans in US television in his award-winning Color Adjustment. Now, comes a documentary on representations of Black masculinity in comic books; a popular culture genre which existed before television and whose reach extends into other areas of cultural production such as movies and animated TV series. In a serious, lively and humorous manner, White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books analyzes the subject for the first time and looks at it over a 40 year period.

This film was chosen to commemorate Black History Month.
Running Time: 55 minutes
Available on Kanopy.

This class is offered online via Zoom. A link will be sent to all participants in advance.

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