Introducing: Ethics & Aesthetics


Ethics & Aesthetics

DNA hosted screenings and dialogues as part of our Learning Journey. The goal of this new programming was to build more intentional space for our communities to view media projects and films relevant to Detroit and reflect on their form and content. We intentionally worked with emerging filmmakers in the DNA ecosystem to document these powerful conversations and are excited to share the videos with you here!  Both screenings and conversations were produced in partnership with ARTS.BLACK and moderated by DNA advisor and ARTS.BLACK co-founder Taylor Aldridge.  

Black to Techno

Women of Black to Techno: Detroit Post Screening Conversation (Ethics & Aesthetics!) from Detroit Narrative Agency on Vimeo.

The Black to Techno screening was produced in partnership with film director Jenn Nkiru, and featured an all-Black panel of women discussing the role of Black women, queer, and trans people in the lineage of Detroit Techno and global electronic music.  The film screening took place at Black woman-owned venue Norwest Gallery, which was packed to capacity in the thick of Detroit Electronic Music Festival weekend. 

The Last Black Man in San Fransisco

Detroit + Last Black Man In San Francisco (Ethics & Aesthetics! Post Screening Conversation) from Detroit Narrative Agency on Vimeo.

The Last Black Man In San Francisco screening featured a panel of Detroit filmmakers, activists, and creatives reflecting on their own experiences with Black homeownership and displacement in the city of Detroit.

Cinema Detroit

We're celebrating more Ethics & Aesthetics screenings to come!  The events were hosted at Cinema Detroit, a 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Award recipient. This funding will enable Cinema Detroit to further their work and host more events in partnership with DNA over the next couple of years. Look out for more when we return in 2020. Thank you so much for your continued support. Please stay in touch with us on social media for the latest updates. We're excited for all that we have in store next year!

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