Featuring filmmaker Dr. Mukaddas Mijit (via Zoom), in conversation with Professor Jenny Chio (East Asian Languages and Cultures/Anthropology)
In this event, filmmaker Dr. Mukaddas Mijit will share two short films that reflect upon contemporary Uyghur identity in light of both shifting personal relationships and the devastating political transformations that have upended life for Uyghur communities around the globe. The films will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Mijit, facilitated by Professor Jenny Chio.
Moman, The Great Woman (2012)
“The boy gave all three bread to the poor and didn’t keep any for himself. Then a snake flew out of his bag into the sky.”
A video diary about my grandmother.
“Morning Feeling” and Perhat Tursun (2021)
A visual essay on a contemporary Uyghur poem about isolation, physical and psychological oppression.
The Race/Solidarity: Transpacific Conversations series invites faculty and guest speakers to discuss the current racial reckoning at USC and beyond and start this conversation within a global context. This series will provide a platform for faculty and students to engage with a host of social and cultural issues related to race and racism on both sides of the Pacific. Our aim is to help broaden and deepen the current discussion on race with global and historical perspectives, drawing in particular on the expertise and connections of our affiliated faculty and graduate students who have worked on these topics within diverse East Asian contexts and among Asian diasporic communities.
Please register if you would like to attend.