This month’s Target First Saturday events at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art here at the Brooklyn Museum includes a screening of the film Moolaadé. Directed by Ousmane Sembène, this award winning film tells the tale of six young girls who are about to be circumcised and the subsequent attempts to protect the girls from this trauma. “Moolaadé” is the name for the magical protection one of the village women uses on the girls to prevent their imminent circumcisions.
The showing of the film begins at 6pm and is followed by a discussion with Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere, who has worked extensively with, and as an advocate for, circumcised women. If you can’t make it at six for the film, stroll on over to the galleries to see Ladan Akbarnia, Hagop Kevorkian Associate Curator of Islamic Art here at the Brooklyn Museum, give a talk on Ghada Amer: Love Has No End at 7pm. Free tickets for both of these events are available at the Visitor’s Center at 5pm!
Jessie recently completed her BA in Art History at Brooklyn College. Since she moved to Brooklyn from Gainesville, Florida in 2005, she has embraced the cold weather by creating and marketing knitwear of her own original design. She is also a collaborative musician and recently lent her abilities to the White Wave Dance Festival of 2007 in DUMBO. Jessie is excited to begin her career in art history here at the Brooklyn Museum as a curatorial intern for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.