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Town Destroyer – a Webinar with Deborah Kaufman & Alan Snitow
What happens when art no longer reflects current societal views? This is the focus of "Town Destroyer," a film about the New Deal muralist Victor Arnautoff’s 1936 work, "The Life of Washington,” and how a high school mural became a media firestorm. Some students, parents, and observers found the depictions of slavery and Native American genocide offensive, demanding that the San Francisco School Board remove or destroy the mural. Identity politics gone off the rails—or a justified blow to a lingering American “colonized mentality"?
Filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman join us to discuss the film which feature students, historians, artists, activists—(and the Living New Deal, which strongly opposed censoring the mural.)

Nov 29, 2022 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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