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Patricia Zimmermann publishes chapter on filmmaker William Greaves

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, published a chapter in a new book, William Greaves:  Filmmaking as Mission (Columbia University Press, 2021), edited by Scott MacDonald and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart.

Her chapter is entitled “A Guy Who Could Think Around the Corner: Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey.” It analyzes the social, political, and aesthetic context of the last film Greaves produced as a multi-platformed investigation into African American intellectual thought and transnational geopolitics of race and decolonization in the 20th century. 

William Greaves:  Filmmaking as Mission provides the first comprehensive overview of Greaves’s remarkable career.  

It brings together a wide range of material, including a mix of incisive essays from critics and scholars, Greaves’s own writings, an extensive meta-interview with Greaves, conversations with…

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