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Mc Graw Hall, MCG165

Beverley Manley Uncensored | Cornell University

A riveting film screening and live discussion with former first lady of Jamaica, Beverley Manley and the filmmaker Joelle Simone Powe, both of whom will join us virtually live and direct from Jamaica.

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 Beverley Manley Uncensored | Cornell University
 Beverley Manley Uncensored | Cornell University

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15 Apr 2024, 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Mc Graw Hall, MCG165, McGraw Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

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Join us for a riveting film screening in McGraw Hall and live discussion with Beverley Manley and the filmmaker Joelle Simone Powe, both of whom will join us virtually live and direct from Jamaica. 

As the wife of Jamaica's former Prime Minister,  Beverley Manley Duncan conversed with global players such as Fidel Castro, Winnie Mandela, and Pierre Trudeau. In this no-stone-unturned documentary, Beverley forces herself to confront her complicated past. What was it like to be a Black woman seated at the table? Does she play a pivotal or supporting role? As a Black nationalist, she wore large Afros and head turbans in corridors of power where they were typically not welcomed. She is controversial in her outspoken views of women's sexuality, infidelity, and domestic abuse. She is a powerful voice with wisdom to teach the ages. She is a critical link to where we have come from and a seer of where we might be going.  The film Beverley Manley Uncensored lies at the complex intersection of race, class, gender, politics, and global power in a post-colonial society. 

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