Orlando Bagwell is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films have captured the history of violence and movement from slavery to the civil rights and Black power movements and present-day stories of race and conflict in contemporary American society. He received his BA and masters degree from Boston University in filmmaking and journalism, and was recently appointed as Director of the Documentary Program at The University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism.
The Black Death Project
How do we render and receive stories of death and violence in black communities? Cathy Cohen (University of Chicago, Political Science), film producer and director Orlando Bagwell, and sculptor Garland Taylor develop a project that investigates how representations of blackness, death and violence are reflected in and refracted by neoliberalism and new media.
Spring 2015, The Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop will engage the theme, "Black Death and Violence." This quarter's faculty curator is Cathy J. Cohen (University of Chicago, Department of Political Science).