One People: Experiencing Media as Love Letter in Jamaica

"Media offers the means and material of an imagined community...Motion pictures coming out of Jamaica...convey content as they catalyze an imagined family reunion. " - Terri Francis This week, Shadow and Act revives IU professor Terri Francis's earlier essay, "Slow Jam, Experiencing Media as Love Letter in Jamaica or What I thought of the 'One People' … Continue reading One People: Experiencing Media as Love Letter in Jamaica

The Backstage of Intellectual Practice: Terri Francis and Andy Uhrich

Calling attention to the backstage of intellectual practice: Professor Terri Francis and Archivist Andy Uhrich Talk Archives, The Quandries of Seeing Educational Films Anew, and Whiteness In this interview Professor Terri Francis and Archivist Andy Uhrich discuss their upcoming participation in The Streets and the Classrooms: Educational and Industrial Films in an Era of Massive … Continue reading The Backstage of Intellectual Practice: Terri Francis and Andy Uhrich

Afrosurrealist Film Society: Conversation with Terri Francis, Part 2 – Blues Cinema

"The blues connects all my work on home movies, Caribbean cinema and experimental film."-- Terri Francis Last week, part one of my interview with IU professor Terri Francis, founder of the Afrosurrealist Film Society, focused on "Afrosurrealism" as a conceptual framework and highlighted the work of Akosua Adoma Owusu, the first visiting filmmaker of the series. … Continue reading Afrosurrealist Film Society: Conversation with Terri Francis, Part 2 – Blues Cinema

Afrosurrealist Film Society: Conversation with IU Professor Terri Francis, Part 1

“Afrosurrealist films can look as though they’ve been buried in earth and have come up through the ocean. Afrosurrealism might be a sous-realism, a realism beneath.” – Terri Francis The Afrosurrealist Film Society screening series launched at Indiana University this past November with the films of Akosua Adoma Owusu. IU film professor Terri Francis, founder of … Continue reading Afrosurrealist Film Society: Conversation with IU Professor Terri Francis, Part 1

Casting Natural Light: A Discussion with Spike Lee’s Cinematographer Daniel Patterson

The BFC/A blog welcomes guest contributor, Terri Francis.  Professor Francis is a scholar of cinemas in the black diaspora, particularly independent black film, Caribbean film and Afrosurrealism. She will offer her course Spike Lee’s Filmworks in the spring 2016 semester through the IU Media School. Meanwhile see her Pinterest archive for Spike Lee’s Filmworks here. … Continue reading Casting Natural Light: A Discussion with Spike Lee’s Cinematographer Daniel Patterson