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BLERD CITY CONFERENCE

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BLERD CITY CONFERENCE

  • BLERD CITY CONFERENCE AUTOMATIC STUDIOS 52 Bridge Street Brooklyn United States (map)

CREATIVELY SPEAKING SHORT FILMS SHOWCASE    

 

Creatively Speaking Presents A Short Film Program on Saturday, July 29th at the Automatic Studios from 5:30-7:30pm as part of the BLERD CITY CONFERENCE

FILMS TO BE SCREENED ARE:


PUMZI BY WANURI KAHUI
           PUMZI, KENYA’S FIRST SCIENCE FICTION FILM, IMAGINES A DYSTOPIAN FUTURE 35 YEARS AFTER WATER WARS HAVE TORN THE WORLD APART. THE MAIN CHARACTER ASHA, RECEIVES A BOX OF SOIL IN WHICH SHE PLANTS AN OLD SEED. THE SEED GERMINATES, AND ASHA ASKS THE MAITU COUNCIL PERMISSION TO INVESTIGATE LIFE OUTSIDE. THE COUNCIL DENIES HER, PROMPTING ASHA TO ESCAPE AND PROCEED WITH THE SEARCH ON HER OWN.

BLACK HEIRLOOMS BY AMANDA BROWN
          A FILM ABOUT INTERGENERATIONAL WEALTH FROM A MILLENNIAL PERSPECTIVE; A PERSONAL AND CULTURAL EXAMINATION OF THE WEALTH GAP IN AMERICA. THROUGH THE STORIES OF HER MEE-MAH'S CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND SUPPORTING INTERVIEWS WITH PROMINENT RESEARCHERS, LAWYERS, AND FINANCIAL PLANNERS -- BLACK HEIRLOOMS EXAMINES THE NEED FOR INTERGENERATIONAL PLANNING TO TRANSFER FAMILY WEALTH, TRADITIONS, AND VALUES.

FIELD NOTES BY VASHTI HARRISON
         FIELD NOTES IS AN EXPERIMENTAL PORTRAIT OF THE GHOSTS EMBEDDED IN THE CULTURE OF THE ISLAND NATION OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. THE FILM IS STRUCTURED AS A VISUAL AND AURAL FIELD GUIDE TO THE GHOSTS SPIRITS AND JUMBIES THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND: FROM PERSONAL TALES ABOUT SHAPESHIFTERS AND BLOODSUCKERS, TO THE GHOSTS OF TRINIDAD'S PAST. THE FILM FOCUSES ON THE PLACES WHERE THE NATURAL AND SUPERNATURAL COLLIDE.

VASHTI WILL JOIN OUR LEAD CURATOR, MICHELLE MATERRE FOR THE Q&A FOLLOWING THE SCREENING.