ESP Biography



NYAMAL TUOR, Yale Freshman studying History & Film




Major: American Studies & Film

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Nyamal Tuor

Brief Biographical Sketch:

My greatest loves are film, history, and world cultures! I love to investigate how identity formation varies around the world and through time. Specifically, I am looking into how the technology of the camera and the inclusion and exclusion of certain groups of people on the screen impacted Black people's everyday life.
I love to stay home, play with my cats, cook desserts, watch cooking documentaries, and reading. I'm from Nashville but have lived a lot of my life in Iowa so I know a lot about Middle America.



Past Classes

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Black People in Film in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
"You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there" - Viola Davis The past couple of years have been triumphant for Black screenwriters and actors when it comes to awards and recognition and appreciation. A fun class tracking a history of film technology and practices that concern Black people, Black skin, and Black culture. How does the exclusion of Black people in front of and behind of the camera impact how they had to dodge social, legal, and political obstacles backed up by film discrimination? We will be viewing parts of some of the most significant advancements in Black film. We will end with a fun, quick, and interactive dialogue writing workshop.