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Shakti Butler: Stimulating Dialogue among Diverse Film Viewers

Shakti Butler: Stimulating Dialogue among Diverse Film Viewers janice r. welsch in oc tober 2012, depaul universit y academic programs and can create some dis­ in chic ago hosted the premiere of Shakti sonance and resistance. As an integral aspect Butler’s latest film, Cracking the Codes: The of Butler’s identity and a reflection of the con­ System of Racial Inequity. Thanks to the su­ viction and honesty she brings to the table, the perb organization of the event by numerous approach has proven effective. campus cosponsors, an audience of over five Interviews and personal stories have been hundred students, faculty, staff, and commu­ essential to Butler’s films since she began nity members was on hand to see the film and making them. Identifying herself as an educa­ participate in the discussion it sparked. And it tor as clearly as she is a filmmaker, she brings did spark discussion, not only because of the multiple voices into her work as she explores issues it brought to the fore but also because issues that revolve around racial/ethnic and Butler, the founder of World Trust Educational gender identity. With Cracking the Codes, she Services Inc., invited audience members to en­ successfully integrates many voices with other gage those issues and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

Shakti Butler: Stimulating Dialogue among Diverse Film Viewers

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 68 (1) – Mar 9, 2016

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University of Illinois Press
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Copyright © 2008 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
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1934-6018

Abstract

janice r. welsch in oc tober 2012, depaul universit y academic programs and can create some dis­ in chic ago hosted the premiere of Shakti sonance and resistance. As an integral aspect Butler’s latest film, Cracking the Codes: The of Butler’s identity and a reflection of the con­ System of Racial Inequity. Thanks to the su­ viction and honesty she brings to the table, the perb organization of the event by numerous approach has proven effective. campus cosponsors, an audience of over five Interviews and personal stories have been hundred students, faculty, staff, and commu­ essential to Butler’s films since she began nity members was on hand to see the film and making them. Identifying herself as an educa­ participate in the discussion it sparked. And it tor as clearly as she is a filmmaker, she brings did spark discussion, not only because of the multiple voices into her work as she explores issues it brought to the fore but also because issues that revolve around racial/ethnic and Butler, the founder of World Trust Educational gender identity. With Cracking the Codes, she Services Inc., invited audience members to en­ successfully integrates many voices with other gage those issues and

Journal

Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Mar 9, 2016

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