In this episode of The Politics of Race in American Film podcast, Dr. Clive James Nwonka discusses the films Paterson and The Last Black Man in San Francisco with Dr. Suzanne Hall (LSE Sociology) and Dr. Austin Zeiderman (LSE Geography and the Environment). Both films examine the relationships their main characters have with the cities in which they live, work, and create, but the protagonists of each film, Paterson and Jimmie, have radically different experiences of urban life. This conversation explores why some people’s belonging in a city is questioned or denied, the varying depictions of multicultural and multi-ethnic cities, and the resilience of Black creativity in the face of threats from the system.
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The Politics of Race in American Film is hosted by Dr Clive James Nwonka and produced by Michaela Herrmann and Chris Gilson (LSE Phelan US Centre). This podcast series was supported by the LSE HEIF fund. Featured image credit: Richard Alexander Caraballo (Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0)
Note: This podcast gives the views of the interviews and co-hosts, and is not the position of USAPP – American Politics and Policy, the LSE Phelan US Centre, nor the London School of Economics.
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