In His Own Home
by Luce Capco Lincoln and Malini Johar Schueller
Friday, April 27, 7:00PM
Scribe Video Center
$5, Free for Scribe members
Luce Capco Lincoln in person
In His Own Home is a documentary about the March 2010 shooting of an unarmed disabled black graduate student by campus police at the University of Florida and the failure of the administration to address the racism and overmilitarization of its police force. It tells the story of Kofi Adu Brempong, a Ghanaian graduate student, disabled by childhood polio, attacked by a campus SWAT team during a bungled response to a 911 call from a neighbor. This film is also about students whose protests led the administration to drop criminal charges against Brempong and whose continued activism challenges police brutality. (USA, work-in-progress, 55 min)
Luce Capco Lincoln -Co-director and Editor
Currently living in Philadelphia, Luce Capco Lincoln has been making films and videos for over twelve years. Lincolns' early works explored the in-between space of being mixed race, queer and gender non-conforming often through personal documentary. Committed to using media as way to build community and start dialogue, Lincoln’s more recent work has been working in collaboration with others. Found Our Way is a 5 min short video installation made in collaboration with Misia Denea and Mee Lin Youk to combine dance and poetry to explore the complexity of internalized oppression in women of color relationships. Lincoln is also member of Tatlo Mestiz@s, a three person multi-media art collective based in Philadelphia, who performed two shows about their personal relationship with the Philippines, Bumalik and Siya, at the Asians Art Initiative in 2008 and 2009.
In His Own Home is a collaboration with non-filmmakers who are committed to exposing a local police brutality incident as a national issue. Born and raised in Gainesville, FL, Lincoln was drawn to this documentary project for both its subject and its potential to incite change. Lincoln has studied film and video at Antioch College and holds a MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. Lincoln is also proud and active member of Southerners On New Ground (SONG), a LGBT organizing for queer liberation across the South.
Malini Johar Schueller is Professor of English at the University of Florida where she teaches courses on race, multiculturalism, and U.S. empire studies including works of literature and film. She is the author of several books including U.S. Orientalisms: Race, Nation, and Gender in Literature, 1790–1890 and Locating Race: Global Sites of Post-Colonial Citizenship. She is also co-editor of Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus. Her essays have appeared in a journals such as, American Literary History, Cultural Critique, Genders, and Social Text. She has written several essays on police and security for Counterpunch including “Policing the University: The Terror of Campus Security.” She was recently an invited speaker at the Institute for Global Security at Case Western Reserve University. She became interested in doing a documentary about the shooting of Kofi-Adu Brempong when it became clear that this case of racist police brutality on a university campus was drawing almost no national attention.
Storyville is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts