Nov 152013

Schedule and Location: Thursday, May 29   3:30pm – 5:00pm    Thistle 325

Primary Session Category: Feminist Studies
Session Code: Fem5
Session Format: Film showing and discussion

Kum-Kum Bhavnani is a Professor of Sociology, Global Studies and Feminist Studies at University of California Santa Barbara. She has combined scholarly attention to transnational feminisms and human rights  with documentary film making that aims to bring these issues to wider audiences and to tell stories in non-academic formats. She has written, directed and produced two films, the Shape of Water, narrated by Susan Sarandon, and her recent film Nothing Like Chocolate which holds a lens to the life of industrial chocolate, with its reliance on the enslaved labor of children in West Africa. Set in the rain forests of Grenada, Nothing Like Chocolate spotlights the Grenada Chocolate Co-operative which aims to produce chocolate in an ethical and sustainable way. This event will be a film screening followed by a talk by  professor Bhavani who will reflect on the politics, ethics and social justice processes and impacts of documentary film making.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Congress 2014 and the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Science and co-sponsoring associations.

  • Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)
  • Brock University Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI)
  • Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID)
  • Society for Socialist Studies (SSS)
  • Brock University Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS)

Session Organizer: Andrea Doucet, Brock University, Sociology,


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