borninflamesAn intersectional mash up that hears Lizzie Borden’s cult classic film ‘Born in Flames’ through a contemporary global ear.

Is there a connection between Communists in Alabama during the great depression, jazz great Thelonious Monk, and Apartheid in Palestine? This week’s guest, author and historian Robin D.G. Kelley has written about all three, and much more. Kelley is a true public intellectual, currently Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Among his many books are Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class; Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America; and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. We also speak with film director Lizzie Borden, director of the classic feminist films Born In Flames and Working Girls.
The post screening panel discussion was chaired by Sadie Wearing (lecturer in gender theory, culture, and media at LSE Gender Institute; member of the editorial collective of Feminist Review) and featured Nadia Barbu (director, Smile) and Natalie Wreyford (King’s College London).

Music from Kleenix & The Bloods