Teaching the Social Sciences (Politics, Gender, and the Family) with African Film and Video Workshop

Atlanta University Center, October 7-9, 1999



(Revised Schedule 9/30/99)


Thursday, October 7, 1999

Clark Atlanta University - Research Center for Science & Technology (RCST)

2:00-4:00pm            Registration (Lobby, RCST)

4:00-5:30            Opening Session (Room 1043, RCST)            

-Welcoming Remarks

AMP: Tama Hamilton-Wray, Dr. John Metzler, MSU

Clark Atlanta: Dean Larry Earvin, Dr. Paul Brown

Morris Brown: Dr. Clarissa Myrick-Harris

Spelman: Dr. Barbara Carter, Dr. Soraya Mekerta

Morehouse: Dr. Hasan Crockett

-History of African Media Program: John Metzler

-Overview of Workshop: Tama Hamilton-Wray

-Self-Introduction of Participants

-Opening Address:

Africa and Hollywood: Myth, Romance, & Savage Imagery

Presenter:             Dr. Cora Presley, Georgia State U.

5:30-6:30            Reception (Exhibition Hall, RCST, 2nd fl.)

6:30-8:30            Evening Film & Discussion (Room, 1043, RCST)

Political Science-Related Title 

Flame by Ingrid Simclair (Zimbabwe, 1996, 90 min.)

Facilitator:             Dr. Hashim Gibrill, CAU  


Friday, October 8, 1999

Morris Brown College (Fountain Hall)

9:00-10:15            Plenary Session I (Viola Hill Auditorium)

Introduction to African Cinema

Presenter:            Dr. Alice E. Stephens, CAU

10:15-10:30            Break

10:30-11:45            Plenary Session II

Strategies for Incorporating African Film/Video into the Classroom

Presenter:             Dr. Mustapha Dhada, CAU

12:00-1:00            Lunch (Viola Hill Auditorium)

1:00-3:00            Parallel Sessions

Gender Studies/Family Studies (Room 404)

Facilitators:             Dr. Clarissa Myrick-Harris, MBC

Prof. Margaret Fogam, MBC 

Dr. Kokahvah Zaudita-Selassie, MBC

Political Science (Room 408)

Facilitator:            Dr. Okey Iheduru, Michigan State U.

Sociology/Anthropology (Room 407)

Facilitators:             Dr. T.L. Mukenge, Morris Brown

Dr. Ida Rousseau Mukenge, Morehouse

3:00-3:15            Break

3:15-4:00            Interdisciplinary Wrap-up Session (Viola Hill Auditorium)

4:00-6:30            Evening Film & Discussion (Ruth Hall-Hodges Art Gallery, Jordan Hall)

Gender/Family Studies-Related

Les Silences du palais (The Silences of the Palace) by Moufida Tlatli

(Tunisia, 1994, 127 min.)

Facilitator:             Dr. Fatemeh Shafiei, Spelman

7:00                 African Dinner: Abbaye Ethiopian Restaurant

(3375 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA, phone: 404-321-5808)


Saturday, October 9, 1999

Spelman College (Camille Cosby Hall)

9:00-11:00            Parallel Sessions

Gender Studies/Family Studies (room tba)

Facilitators:            Dr. Harold Braithwaite, Morehouse

Political Science (room tba)

Facilitator:             Dr. Mustapha Dhada, CAU

Sociology/Anthropology (room tba)

Facilitators:             Dr. T.L. Mukenge, Morris Brown

Dr. Ida Rousseau Mukenge, Morehouse

11:00-11:15            Break

11:15-12:00            Interdisciplinary Wrap-up Session (Camille Cosby Hall)

12:15-1:15            Lunch (Spelman College Dining Hall)


Morehouse College (Sale Hall, Nabrit-Mapp-McDay Lecture Hall)

1:30-3:30            Parallel Sessions

Gender Studies/Family Studies (Lecture Room 1)

Facilitators:            Dr. Cora Presley, Georgia State U.

Political Science (Lecture Room 2)

Facilitators:            Dr. Mustapha Dhada, CAU  

Sociology/Anthropology (Room 107)

Facilitators:             Dr. T.L. Mukenge, Morris Brown

Dr. Ida Rousseau Mukenge, Morehouse

3:30-3:45            Break

3:45-4:30            Indisciplinary Wrap-up Session (Nabrit-Mapp-McDay Lecture Hall, Room 1)

4:30-5:00            Closing Session

Workshop Evaluation        

Closing Remarks

5:00-6:00            Dinner (Morehouse College Dining Hall)

6:00-8:30            Evening Film & Discussion (Nabrit-Mapp-McDay Lecture Hall, Room 1)

Sociology/Anthropology (Identity & Culture)

Guelwaar by Ousmane Sembene (Senegal, 1993, 115 min.)

Facilitator:              Dr. Soraya Mekerta, Spelman

9:30-mid.            Evening in Atlanta