The Curtain Goes Up

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Title

The Curtain Goes Up

Subject

Minstrel shows--United States--History; Georgetown University--History

Description

The Curtain Goes Up is a short film produced by Georgetown College students Yasmine Bouachri, Clio Gates, Lauren Lee, Gary Simons, and Xanthia Yerby in FMST-399- Social Justice Documentary, taught by Professor Bernard Cook in the Spring 2020 semester. 

The short film explores the hundred-year history of blackface minstrelsy at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. It utilizes archival material, found footage, and interviews with faculty, students, and a member of the GU272 community to raise the following questions: how do we address incidents of racism in our University’s past? Whose responsibility is it to spearhead the reconciliation movement? What role do we, as students, play in reconciling Georgetown’s past? The film invites the audience to consider their own relationships to such questions.

Creator

Yasmine Bouachri, Clio Gates, Lauren Lee, Gary Simons, and Xanthia Yerby

Publisher

Vimeo-Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

2020

Contributor

Producers: Yasmine Bouachri, Clio Gates
Director of Photography, Videographer: Gary Simons
Sound editor: Xanthia Yerby
Editor: Lauren Lee

Rights

Yasmine Bouachri, Clio Gates, Lauren Lee, Gary Simons, and Xanthia Yerby

Relation

Format

mp4

Language

English

Type

Documentary Film

Identifier

GSA411

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Citation

Yasmine Bouachri, Clio Gates, Lauren Lee, Gary Simons, and Xanthia Yerby, “The Curtain Goes Up,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 27, 2020, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/490.