Thu, May 21|
Bravebird Cinema Dignité: Stimulating Critical Conversations
Two short films by Alex Miranda Cruz serve as a launching point for crucial conversations with Judge Everett Mitchell and Dr. Alex Gee.
Time & Location
May 21, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM
About the Event
Alex Miranda Cruz, an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bravebird, a Madison-based, filmmaking company, was scheduled to be at Threshold in March with a much-anticipated evening debuting a presentation and conversation about Cinema Dignité. Cinema Dignité is premised on the use of cinematography to depict diverse cultures with dignity and through an authentic lens that is more representative of the reality that makes up the fabric of our society today. However, as we had to close our doors to the public in mid March, the event was cancelled. Now Threshold is delighted to partner Awith Bravebird to bring this important presentation and discourse to you from the Threshold Wheelhouse virtual stage.
This evening, we will be sharing two short documentaries from the “Why I Love UW” series created by Alex Miranda Cruz and produced by the UW–Madison Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA). This series features the voices of diverse alumni describing, in their own words, how UW–Madison changed their lives. These documentaries feature the compelling stories of community leaders Judge Everett Mitchell and Dr. Alex Gee. Both are strong leading voices in increasing our awareness of diversity, calling us to attend to inclusivity gaps that continue to shape our community and communities everywhere.
Alex Miranda Cruz will moderate a conversation with Judge Mitchell and Dr. Gee on how these realities have been impacted by COVID, and how we might go forward from this point in time. The panelists will also respond to questions from the audience.
While Threshold’s beautiful building on Atwood Ave. in Madison, WI is currently closed, our Threshold Wheelhouse captures and re-envisions an online hosting platform for events featuring exceptional performers and presenters, artists and makers. Help us support Bravebird’s wonderfully creative team, as well as sustain and grow our venue, which offers them a home and a platform for community conversations.