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'Hoodwinked' - Misconceptions about black men

January 30, 2014

Colorado State University's Black History Month events begin the week of Monday, Feb. 3. On Thursday, Feb. 6, CSU brings director Janks Morton to campus to talk about his documentary, 'Hoodwinked.'

Thursday, February 6
6 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Room 228

Film director Janks Morton

Film director Janks Morton will speak about his film Hoodwinked, an indepth exploration of how the over-exaggerated negative depictions and statistics about African Americans have debilitating effects on black identity.

Film synopsis

The film includes man-on-the-street interviews, questions posed to social commentators and editors, and clips from anchor desk headline reporting. 

Morton examines the "symbiotic relationship between media, government, and special interests and how they exploit imagery, statistics, and data that presents a skewed perspective of the modern era African American experience." ~iYAGO Entertainment Group.

"We need to stop trusting things that we see in the media," says Dr. Ivory Toldson, editor, Journal of Negro Education, who appears in the film. "We have to understand that they are in the business of selling a story. A crisis sells."

Contact: Black African American Cultural Center