Events

Feb 18 2022 | 4 - 5pm

Xavier Tavera says he has wanted to be a storyteller since he was a kid in Mexico City. The camera has given him a voice to tell the stories of those he believes are often invisible. His own story is one of struggle: recruited to move to Minnesota to work as an industrial photographer for a company that soon went bankrupt, he found work in manufacturing while persevering in earning undergraduate and master’s degrees. Now, he is a university…

Gatton Student Center Cinema
Free
Apr 8 2022 | 4 - 5pm

RaMell Ross is a poet of image, sound, and language. His award-winning documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening is rooted in a county established after the Civil War in western Alabama. Ross moved there from Washington, D.C., immersing himself in a slower way of life, experiencing the legacy of the South in the African-American experience, as a Northerner who did not know it firsthand.

Ross lived in Hale County for more than…

Gatton Student Center Cinema
Free