Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021
12:00AM 12:00AM Southern Circuit Film Screening: Cane Fire: School: Oxford CollegeDepartment / Organization: Oxford CollegeCost: FreeContact Name: Molly McGeheeContact Email: molly.mcgehee@emory.eduSouth Arts invites Oxford students, faculty, and staff to join them for Southern Circuit virtual screenings. Stream powerful independent films followed by conversation with the filmmakers.    Join us for a virtual screening of the film Cane Fire. Watch film. The viewing window for all spring films has extended four days. You can watch this film from Feb. 7-10. Once films are unlocked, viewers will have 24 hours to finish watching their film (with the exception being the final 24 hours, in which they will have to finish before midnight on the final day). This is an Oxford Studies event. Play trailer. The Hawaiian island of Kauai is seen as a paradise of leisure and pristine natural beauty, but these escapist fantasies obscure the colonial displacement, hyper-exploitation of workers, and destructive environmental extraction that have shaped life on the island for the last 250 years. Cane Fire critically examines the island’s history—and the various strategies by which Hollywood has represented it—through four generations of director Anthony Banua-Simon’s family, who first immigrated to Kauai from the Philippines to work on the sugar plantations. Assembled from a diverse array of sources—from Banua-Simon’s observational footage, to amateur YouTube travelogues, to epic Hollywood dance sequences—Cane Fire offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of the economic and cultural forces that have cast indigenous and working-class residents as “extras” in their own story. Oxford is one of the hosts of the 2020-21 Southern Circuit tour of independent films. An initiative of the Atlanta-based arts organization South Arts, Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. This is an Oxford Studies event. + Virtual Screening Campus Events
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