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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality


Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality (IRISE)

RAGE: Cultivating, Protecting & Transforming the Discourse on Racial Scholarship

SEASOn 1:  SPRING 2019

Episode 4: Prof. Kevin Willmott  

Episode 4 features Kevin Willmott, Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas. Professor Willmott is a screenwriter, producer and director working with the likes of Oliver Stone, Martin Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Wes Studi and most in the news lately, Spike Lee. Indeed, Professor Willmott recently received an Academy Award in the adapted screenplay category for co-writing the Spike Lee Joint, Blackkklansman. The following clips are from his lecture and Q&A on the intersection of film, race, democracy and the resurgence of hate at the University of Denver.


Video Episode 4.1:  Fighting American fascism by knowing history

Video Episode 3.2:  Backlash to Social Progress



Another film by Dr. Willmott:  C.S.A. (Confederate States of America)