ACT Spring 2014 Lecture Series cinematic migrations

Cinematic Migrations is a multi-faceted exploration of the histories and contexts of moving images and time-based media within their intersecting and distinct paths of emergence around the world.

The cinematic, as a poetic and essayistic form of examination and reflection, underlies the breadth of perspectives and practices explored by our guests. Filmmakers, multimedia artists, performers, and scholars will reflect on and probe ideas pertaining to embodied experience, memory, the diasporic imagination, as well as human experience amidst political and technological changes.

Cinematic Migrations is a collaborative research and production project initiated by Renée Green (Free Agent Media); in its initial two-year phase it has been co-hosted by ACT and the MIT Visiting Artists Program. The work of filmmaker John Akomfrah and producer Lina Gopaul (Smoking Dogs Films; founding members of the seminal UK-based Black Audio Film Collective) has been a focal point in this inaugural iteration.

This first phase culminates with the Cinematic Migrations Symposium on March 6-7, 2014.



Funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT




  • act cube
    Wiesner Bldg (E15-001)
    Lower Level
    20 Ames Street
    Cambridge, MA


  • time 7–9 pm
  • cost
    Free and open to the public