Extra Credit #3: Matangi|Maya|M.I.A.

On Friday, November 30th, I attended the film screening of Matangi|Maya|M.I.A. in White Hall 112. The film, which played at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, depicted the life story of famous singer/artist M.I.A. I first heard M.I.A. in 2008 because her song "Paper Planes" was all over the radio. I did not particularly like the song because …

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Extra Credit #2: Amber Bemak Artist Talk

On Friday, November 30th, I attended Amber Bemak's artist talk where she talked about her work as a filmmaker. She is currently in the selection process to become a film production professor at Emory which gives context to her extensive experience in film production from traveling the world, showing her films in countless film festivals, …

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Extra Credit #1: The Media as Socialization Agent Among Black Youth

The event was on 11/19/18 at 12pm. The lecture was incredibly fascinating with the massive amount of research that Dr. Ward provided. She did go pretty fast through all of her research though. One point that I found the most interesting was that black youth consumes more media than any other racial category. I do …

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