World Anthropology Day 2020
Film Double Feature
McWherter Library 2nd Floor Commons
Thursday, February 20, 2020
12 noon - 5pm
We will have free food, a chance to meet and talk to faculty and graduate students, and anthropology swag to take home. Come for all or just part of the afternoon.
12—2pm In the Absence (produced by Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. 2019)
This film was shot over two years and follows Memphis-based Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. and its many partners in the fight for fair, safe and affordable housing. Filmmakers and housing/planning experts will be present for a short discussion.
2:30—4:30pm Border South (Winner, Indie Memphis Film Festival 2019)
To stem the immigration tide, Mexico and the U.S. collaborate to crack down on migrants, forcing
them into ever more dangerous territory.
Border South reveals the immigrants' resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.
"This is skillful film-making; not to present the migrants as heroes, but just as people with mundane plans and dreams like the rest of us..." --The Guardian
Anthropology Day Online Resources/Selfie Contest
Mention AAA on Twitter (@AmericanAnthro), Instagram (@americananthro) and Facebook (American Anthropological Association) and we'll share your posts. Tag your #AnthroDay selfies! The three most creative selfies will win $100 for your anthropology department to spend on future activities.