THE FOXY MERKINS (81 min., 2013, Dir. Madeleine Olnek)
The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies’ February film series featuring TEHRAN HAS NO MORE POMEGRANATES!, CAIRO DRIVE, and ECUMENOPOLIS: City Without Limits
Discussion with co-editors ARLENE DAVILA (NYU) and YEIDY RIVERO (University of Michigan) with contributing authors JUAN GONZALEZ (Democracy Now), JILLIAN BAEZ (Staten Island University), and D. INES CASILLAS, (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Filmmaker/media artist JASON DASILVA explains how his work shifted thematically after he was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis at the age of twenty-five, exploring the relationship between disability and identity through the lens of his personal perspective and art.
Featured talk by Erica Wortham, author of Indigenous Media in Mexico: Culture, Community, and the State (2013, Duke University Press)
Award winning filmmakers, alumni of NYU’s diverse documentary initiatives in the Program in Culture & Media and Journalism (GSAS); Film & TV and Open Arts (Tisch School of the Arts) discuss how these distinctive documentary approaches shape their work.
Screening of the feature film, MOSQUITA Y MARI (2012, 85min., Dir: Aurora Guerrero) followed by a discussion with the filmmaker
Lecture by DAVID VALENTINE (Anthropology, University of Minnesota)
Screening/Discussion of RIDING MY WAY BACK (2014, 29 min., Dirs: Robin Fryday, Peter Rosenbaum) and ON BEAUTY (2014, 30 min., Dir: Joanna Rudnick)
Three days of screenings/discussions on Indigenous filmmaking in Quichwa languages, including work by Ecuador’s groundbreaking filmmaker Alberto Muenala
Lecture by MATTHEW HULL (Anthropology, University of Michigan)
LECTURE BY ANNA L TSING (Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz)
A showcase celebrating the creative vision of Navajo filmmakers. Featuring screenings and discussions with acclaimed filmmakers Sydney Freeland, Larry Blackhorse Lowe, Velma Kee Craig and Nanobah Becker
A public conversation about making, rather than doing, time and the critical and often misunderstood role religion plays in geographies of confinement and discipline, as well as in the everyday practices of incarcerated people