Photo from the first screening of Occidental College Professor Broderick Fox’s feature documentary “The Skin I’m In”, Feb. 22, 2012 in Oxy’s Thorne Hall, Los Angeles, Calif. followed by a Q & A. Brody’s personal story addresses contemporary questions about identity, diversity, social justice and global citizenship. (Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)
200 students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members turned out for the preview screening of THE SKIN I’M IN at Occidental College on Feb. 22. The film was met with a standing ovation for Fox, who then conducted a Q&A with attendees, which elicited interesting questions about self-exposure and social justice in the digital age.
Attendees then joined members of OCEAAN (the Occidental College Entertainment and Arts Alumni Network) at The York bar for a reception and mixer.
Screening of ‘Skin I’m In’ more than skin-deep
Art and the power of transformation in Professor Broderick Fox’s newest documentary
By Vivien Reece
Identity is not a fixed thing, according to Fox. “There is that myth of the one harmonious individual,” Fox said, alluding to the idea that people should all look and behave similarly. This false idea of a single ideal identity caused him pain and confusion growing up and even through his documentary project. “A lot of heartache came from a search for identity. But identity is changing; there is no fixed destination,” he said. Just like art, Fox said, “Identity is a form of play and experimentation. We are always performing and changing, and there is a joy in that too.” Read full article
A nice writeup on the preview screening of THE SKIN I’M IN at Occidental College: http://www.oxy.edu/news/occidental-host-professors-film-premiere
“I would love to make this advance screening an event that brings together all members of the Occidental community along with the alums and community partners I’ve worked with over my time at Oxy,” Fox said. Fox has been teaching at Oxy since 2004 and enjoys keeping in touch with many of his former students.
February 22, Thorne Hall 7-9:30 PM on the Occidental Campus: 1600 Campus Road LA, CA 90041
Advance Screening of Powerful Film
Professor Brody Fox talks about his tattoos, their meanings, and how they’ve helped him in his life’s journey.
Chances are you know someone who has a tattoo. You may not know they have it, but there are enough people in the U.S. who have them that you know at least one of them. Have you ever asked someone about why they got the tattoo they did? What it’s meaning was? When I’ve done it, I’ve gotten a mixture of responses from “I don’t know, I just think it looks cool” to “I wanted to commemorate my cousin/sibling/friend who died in Afghanistan.” Other people have used it to mark a struggle. Professor Brody Fox has gotten a tattoo or two in his life and with much more intentionality than most people. Read full article