On Jan. 27 and 28, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present the second weekend installment of its 2017 Movies at the Door and Distinguished Lecture series.
On Jan. 27 at 7 pm, DCA will present a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Genghis Blues, a 1999 film about Tuvan throat singing. The film traces the extraordinary odyssey of Paul Pena, a U.S. musician of Cape Verdean ancestry, to Tannu Tuva, in central Asia, where nomadic people throat sing more than one note simultaneously using vocal harmonics. A bluesman, Pena had taught himself throat singing and was invited to the 1995 throat-singing symposium in Kyzyl.
On Jan. 28 at 10 am, the lecture series presents “Name it, Claim it! Finding Identities in the Cultural Landscape.” The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Parisa Meymand, an instructor of geography at St. Norbert College. Meymand will discuss identities, which are found everywhere in the cultural landscape. When identities are placed on maps, they create spaces of belonging for cultural groups and at times are contested by competing interests. Meymand will illustrate examples of cultural place names from around the globe, with a special focus on “Tehrangeles,” a Persian-American ethnic enclave in Los Angeles.
Both the screening and the lecture are free and open to the public. During the lecture, Base Camp Coffee Shop will sell refreshments. For more information, call 920.868.2728, visit dcauditorium.org, or stop by the box office at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open 12 – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.