"Bedevil" is the stunning debut feature from Tracey Moffatt and the first feature directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman. Inspired by ghost stories she heard as a child from both her extended Aboriginal and Irish Australian families, Tracey Moffatt has constructed a sublime trilogy in which characters are haunted by the past and bewitched by memories.
Quezada returns to their inhabiting a landscape, this time along the Mohawk Trail, not far from their home in Massachusetts.
“High Grind, Low Wage” weds duration with task, as Quezada cuts grass for fifty minutes uncut.
Ng’endo Mukii further exposes the patriarchy engrained in our society with her film documentary titled ‘Kesho Pia Ni Siku’, which chronicles a Black-owned small business called Kanyoko Fabrics & Designs, run by Njeri Mereka, her mother. Kesho Pia Ni Siku, which means Tomorrow Is Another Day’ in Kiswahili, is part of Stories In Place, a collection of stories that chronicle small businesses as they navigate a world in flux. (from: WaAfrika Online and Okay Africa)
“This is the story of a boy named Kitwana,
A boy who laughed and played,
and went to school,
and did all the things that children do.
One day Kitwana’s life would change and not for the better,
This, however, nobody knew.”
- Ng'endo Mukii
Maɬni - Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore is a documentary circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest.
This stylistically daring film audaciously explores the history of exploitation between white men and Aboriginal women, juxtaposing the “first encounter” between colonizers and native women with the attempts of modern urban Aboriginal women to reverse their fortunes.
On an isolated, surreal Australian homestead, a middle-aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying white mother. The adopted daughter’s attentive gestures mask an almost palpable hostility. Their story alludes to the assimilation policy that forced Aboriginal children to be raised in white families.
Through memories and interviews with my family, 'Yellow Fever' reflects on the effect globalization is having on African women's attitudes towards beauty.
Introduction by Barbara Zecchi, Director of Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Professor of Iberian Studies in the area of Visual and Performance Studies. Professor Zecchi's scholarship encompasses Gender Studies, Aging Studies, Feminist Film Theory, Adaptation Theory, and Videographic Criticism.
PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights.
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