On November 17, Old Dominion University will host a screening of the award-winning documentary film, Searching for Shaniqua. The film explores the politics of naming practices in the African American community. It recently won the HBO Best Documentary Award at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. The film’s director, Phill Branch and its producer, Eleanor Earl, will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A with the audience following the screening. Ms. Earl is an alumni of ODU’s Humanities Masters’ degree program.
The film screening will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 7-9PM in Mills Godwin 102. Doors open at 6:30PM. This will be the Hampton Roads premiere for the film. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can park for free in the 43rd Street & Elkhorn Avenue parking garage (the Mills Godwin building is adjacent to the garage).