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Che R. Applewhaite
A New England Document (2020)
(August 15 - September 14)
Che R. Applewhaite is a Trinidadian-British writer, filmmaker and cultural worker. He holds internationalist and interdisciplinary commitments to politics of time, specificity, relation and cultural process. His début short film, A New England Document, received its world premiere in 2020 at Sheffield Doc/Fest. He has written for Harvard Magazine, Open City Documentary Festival and Millennium Film Journal, and worked at the Harvard-Mindich Center for Engaged Scholarship, the Harvard Art Museums and as a research assistant to artist-filmmakers Ja'Tovia Gary and Christopher Harris.
The Triumph of Night (2006)
(December 15 - January 14)
John Brattin is a visual artist and filmmaker whose work elaborates haunting mental locations through a variety of mediums beginning primarily with drawings, which are then utilized as a basis for experimental film works. His work has been screened internationally and he was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Artists Grant, and Harvestworks Artists in Residence, and the recipient of a film commission from The Danish Council of Arts, 2007. He lives and works in New York City.
(September 15 - October 14)
Anna Gustavi is a filmmaker and film editor who grew up in Sweden and relocated to New York, USA in 2005. She has worked in film for 8 years as an editor, primarily in documentary.
In Full Bloom (2019)
(June 15 - July 14)
Maegan Houang is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. She recently finished working on the FX show Shogun and wrote on Season Two of the Starz show Counterpart as a staff writer. Maegan has also directed several acclaimed music videos for artists such as Mitski, Vagabon, Charly Bliss, Chastity Belt and Skylar Spence. Website / Instagram
The Jump Off (2020)
(Oct 15 - Nov 14)
Jovan James is a filmmaker and photographer from Baltimore dedicated to showing the black experience with compassion and unflinching honesty. Starting from a young age with an interest in medicine and science, he independently discovered his love for film as a teenager. Jovan earned his BFA at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He started at NYU Tisch Grad Film in 2014 where he made his first short film, "The Jump Off", that explores the end of a relationship between two young gay black men, it had its film festival debut at UrbanWorld in New York City and has played at over twenty film festivals across North America.
La Négresse blanche (2020) - Videographer
(May 15 - June 14)
Jasi Lampkin is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker who intends to create works that audiences can gather around. She believes that art is a non-individual practice and prioritizes discussion as an integral part of filmmaking, because it allows for an idea to live, breathe, and grow in the real world. In 2020, Lampkin helped run the Freedom Fundraiser Collective, a network of artists and activists that has hosted seven virtual shows, reached audiences as large as 600 per show, and raised over $140,000 for grassroots organizations fighting for Black queer and trans liberation. Overall, Lampkin hopes that her films can promote justice and provide audiences with clarity and joy. Website / Instagram
Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner
A Demonstration (2020)
(Nov 15 - Dec 14)
Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner are artists, filmmakers, researchers and writers. They’ve been working collaboratively in moving image, text, and lectures since 2017. Focussing on moving image as a tool for the active production of new worlds, their practice has been driven by questions about the thresholds between the body and its surroundings, knowledge regimes and power, modes of organizing and perceiving the natural world. Their combined and individual work has been presented globally: Berlinale, Rotterdam, Courtisane, Cinema Du Reel, RIDM, Ann Arbor, Alchemy and Guanajuato film festivals, Eye Film Museum, HKW Berlin, ICA London, CAC Vilnius, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Berlinische Galerie, MUMOK Vienna, Sonic Acts, Impakt Festival, Berlin Atonal and the Videobrasil, Moscow Young Art, Wroclaw Media Art, Venice Art and Venice Architecture biennales.
Hee Young Pyun & Jiajun (Oscar) Zhang
In the Blanks (2016)
(April 15 - May 14)
Hee and Oscar are an international filmmaking duo under the name of 'slowly moving images.' They found each other because they both believe in the meanings and values of collective exploration and creation while slowly exploring different places on this planet. Combining their different cultural backgrounds and understanding of the world, they explore the possibility of cinema to investigate the relationships between people and places, memory, and family.
La Négresse blanche (2020) - Director, editor, and performer
(May 15 - June 14)
Asia Stewart is currently based in New York, where she works as a singer and performance artist. She is a National Young Arts Winner in Musical Theatre and a former National Arts Policy Roundtable Fellow with Americans for the Arts. After receiving degrees in the social sciences from Cambridge and Harvard University, she has sought ways to embody abstract sociological concepts as materials that can be felt. Stewart is most interested in digitally or virtually housing the human body, which she considers to be a living archive. Her ultimate aim is to preserve and transmit the stories that are literally and figuratively inscribed on the human body. She recently concluded her first independent performance series entitled Graft, which attempts to capture the violence that constructions of whiteness and femininity wrought on Black bodies. Website / Instagram