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‘We Love We Self Up Here’ film screening, Cornell University’s Architecture Department, 12 November 2021


A film screening of the documentary short We Love We Self Up Here including an introduction, panel discussion, and Q&A with the filmmakers

We Love We Self Up Here is a documentary short film by filmmaker Kannan Arunasalam , Cornell AAP faculty member Tao DuFour, and ICM Resident Director Natalie Melas. The film explores narratives of lived experiences of urban, agricultural, and industrial landscapes tied to colonial and postcolonial legacies of sugar production and hydrocarbon extraction in Trinidad & Tobago. Completed in 2021, the film captures complex histories of labor and migration through the intimate stories of a few persons. The spaces of narration—domestic, neighborhood, and landscape—emerge as themselves “characters”, architectural and landscape witnesses to long processes of social and environmental change. Institute of Comparative Modernities, Cornell University, 12 November 2021

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