We Don’t Need a Map

Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 2:00pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

We Don’t Need a Map

Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films

This year's Penn Museum's Second Sunday Culture Films, The Family Tree, explore family, ancestry, and connections as they take on different shapes and meanings, depending on geography, heritage, and culture. In what ways do values of the “family tree” manifest? And how do their common traits surprise and humble us?

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We Don’t Need a Map
(dir. Warwick Thornton, 2017,  85 min., Australia)

For Aboriginal people, the Southern Cross constellation is part of the origin story of all families. But, recently, the same set of stars has been co-opted as a symbol of white nationalism, exclusion, and anti-immigration sentiment. Thornton’s humorous and brilliant essay-film traces Australia’s colonial and recent history to address this conflict of values.

Remarks by Julia Alekseyeva (English, Cinema and Media Studies, Penn) following the film. 

Cosponsored by CAMRA, the Cinema and Media Studies Program, and the Wolf Humanities Center.

Detail: We Don't Need A Map

Films are free with museum admission.
Pre-registration is not required.


October 13, 2019
Dede, I Brought You Back

November 10, 2019
We Don’t Need a Map

January 12, 2020
Y in Vyborg

February 9, 2020
Keeping Up with the Kandasamys 

March 8, 2020
Deaf Child


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