Radical Pedagogy

Radical Pedagogy (2017)

Volume 14 Issue 2

ISSN: 1524-6345

“We Must Discuss, We Must Invent”: Race, Filmmaking and Public Engagement



Robin J. Hayes

Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy

The New School, USA

E-mail: hayesr@newschool.edu




Using in-depth interviews, visual texts and theories of pedagogy and public engagement, this

essay examines a film director’s experiences creating the documentary short, Beautiful Me(s): Finding our Revolutionary Selves in Black Cuba, to examine how combining the principles of Black studies and third cinema effectively incorporates civic engagement into learning about race and inequality.

Keywords: Black studies, public engagement, third cinema, Cuba,

                  inclusion, pedagogy

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