IU CINEMA: We Tell: Body Politics

  • October 21, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 8:39 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

The We Tell: Body Politics program exposes the ailments from within, through works that focus on how access to various forms of healthcare, or lack thereof, affects people from many walks of life, as well as the celebrations and concerns of the LGBTQIA community. From the ’70s to the ’90s, shorts like HSA Strikefrom Kartemquin Films, Diabetes: Notes from Indian Country from Beverly Singer, and Nature’s Way from Appalshop illustrate a continued advocacy for self-regulation of the human body.

Films in this program include:

Nature’s Way, 1973, Elizabeth Barrett, Appalshop
HSA Strike, 1975, Kartemquin Film
Testing the Limits, 1987, Testing the Limits Collective
To The Point, 1997, Prevention Point & Scribe
Bodyworks, 1994, Nexus & Scribe
Diabetes: Notes from Indian Country, 2000, Beverly Singer 

Not rated | 1973-2000 | 2K DCP
Directed by Various Directors
Free, but ticketed

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We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media
This series is part of a national, traveling exhibition focused on place-based documentaries that situate their collaborative practice in specific locales, communities, and a need for social change. Comprised of six thematic programs that probe salient topics (body politics, collaborative knowledges, environments of race and place, wages of work, states of violence, and turf), this series features a diversity of voices, time periods, and geographic locations which explore and unearth the 50-year history of participatory community media in the United States. Guest archivists, filmmakers, and scholars will be present at each film screening to participate in a post-film discussion. 

IU CINEMA: We Tell: Body Politics