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Tamao Nakahara <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 19 Mar 2003 09:50:26 -0800
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There's no place like home:
(Trans)nationalism, Diaspora, and Film
A Symposium with

Hamid Naficy

Friday, April 11, 2003
142 Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley Campus

1:30 pm   Opening Remarks

1:45 - 3:15 pm  Panel I
Gayatri Gopinath (Women and Gender Studies, UC Davis)
“Bollywood/Hollywood: Queer Representation and the Perils of Translation”
Sirida Srisombati (History of Consciousness Program, UC Santa Cruz)
“Two Tales of Globalization: Transnational Circuits of Thai Television”

3:30 - 4:45 pm  Panel II
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby (Dept. of History of Art, UC Berkeley)
“’She’s my sister’: Adoption and Longing in Josephine Baker’s Zou Zou (1934)”
Riché Richardson (Dept. of English, UC Davis)
“The Caribbean Problematic in Contemporary American Media”
5:00 pm                                         Hamid Naficy
(Dept. of Art and Art History/Film and Media Studies, Rice University)
"House, Home, and Homeland in Diasporic and Exilic Cinemas"

7:30 - 9:30 pm  Diasporic Aporias: Films and Filmmakers
Anita Chang (in person), Mommy, What's Wrong?; Nguyen Tan Hoang (in 
person), Pirated!; Caveh Zahedi (in person), The World is a Classroom; 
Cauleen Smith, Chronicles of a Lying Spirit by Kelly Gabron; Tran T. Kim 
Trang, Aletheia; Walid Ra'ad, Hostage: The Bachar Tapes; Shashwati 
Talukdar, My Life as a Poster.

Prof. Naficy is the author of The Making of Exile Cultures: Iranian 
Television in Los Angeles (University of Minnesota Press, 1993) and An 
Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking (Princeton University 
Press, 2001). He has edited Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the 
Politics of Place (Routledge, 1999).

Organized by Monika Mehta and Tamao Nakahara, with programming assistance 
from Irina Leimbacher. Special thanks to the Dept. of Comparative 
Literature, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The Center for South 
Asia Studies, The Center for African Studies, The Film Studies Program, The 
Dept. of Anthropology, The Center for Race and Gender, and the Dept. of 
History of Art. For information, please see or call 510-527-6915.

"Born to Be Bad: Trash Cinema Conference and Film Festival"

Tamao Nakahara
Department of Italian Studies
6303 Dwinelle, #2620
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2620
phone: 510-527-6915

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