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Film Representation Matter

Wednesday, November 17
from 4:30 – 5:45 pm

Film Representation Matter

Eric Siler, M.F.A. M.Ed.

School of Film & Media Arts
School of Communication
Cleveland State University

Film representation invites an audience to understand and connect with the characters in a select manner. Mr. Siler will explore the institutional structures of film, representations, and audiences. There will be a particular focus on African American representation and the United States ideology regarding race. Seen will be the cultural forces that influence how such representations are produced and perceived; along with their political and behavioral consequences.

Eric Siler researches and lectures on relevant film and communications issues as it relates to race and culture. He is the director of programming for the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF). He is the moderator and study guide writer for the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) FilmSlam Streams. Additionally, he has moderated post-film conversations for CIFF Streams for the annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.