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M.I.A. and the danceability of contradiction

Maya Arulpragasam, or M.I.A., has always been blatant and bold. She was a Tamil refugee to London whose rapid rise in fame and fortune found her in stuck in the crosshairs of power and privilege, where using her influence to e change proved easier said than done. 


Lucrecia's Martel's "Zama" was screened at the Rubenstein Arts Center Jan. 14.
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'Zama' and the ethics of representing colonialism

Listed by more than a few reputable publications as one of the best movies of the year, Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama” has received praise by the bucketful. The film was screened Jan. 14 at the Rubenstein Arts Center and was introduced by Dr. Keiji Kunigami, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Romance Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. 


Tamika Galanis' "One Hurricane Season" will be on display at the Center for Documentary Studies until Feb. 17.
RECESS  |  CAMPUS

CDS exhibit 'One Hurricane Season' individualizes climate change

Climate change is a topic that is at once impersonal and urgent. Although nearly every successive climate change report seems to pull the due date of impending calamity ever closer to the present, climate change coverage has refrained from politicizing the issue, often turning to a small handful of the big players, like national governments. 


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