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May 15, 2018 > Cannes Film Festival panel features Cal State East Bay professor

Cannes Film Festival panel features Cal State East Bay professor

Submitted By Kimberly Hawkins

Since Black Panther?s opening in February, Afrofuturism has become a popular word, but it?s one Cal State East Bay professor of communication Lonny Brooks has been aware of for quite a while. He has been invited to the Cannes Film Festival to sit on a panel focused on Afrofuturism, a cultural aesthetic combining elements of science fiction, magical realism and African history.

The event in Cannes, France, hosted by In-Focus Film Society and #BSAMCannes2018, will be held at Hotel Martinez May 15-16. Enogenesis will include panels on Defending the Future, The Afrofuture 2nd Wave and Black Panther, Black Futurity and Xenofeminism. The event will also feature a Xenogenesis Art Exhibition.

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