SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 7:00pm
Race, Gender, Environment, and Youth: Revolutionary Short Films
ECOHYBRIDITY is a short documentary that explores the ideas of Black dislocation and border-crossing in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. Playing with a mix of experimental form and cinema verite, the documentary showcases the response of 15 black feminists to disaster capitalism as they work together to orchestrate public installations and performances that center the memory and future of blackness. Running time: 10 minutes. Directed by Jazz Franklin. Filmmaker and collaborators will be in attendance.
Mossville (work in progress screening)
The residents of a historic African American town take a final stand against the chemical companies that destroyed their community. Running time: 15 min. Directed by Alex Glustrom. Filmmakers will be in attendance.
Four shorts written, directed, and produced by high school age youth who participated in 2-Cent Entertainment's 2015 Summer Session documenting, through fictional and non-fictional accounts, their perspective on the city and its progress ten years post-Katrina. Running time: 20 minutes. Filmmakers: 2-CENT Summer Program: Kayla Jones, Lavirgil Penns, Donnisha Mansfield, Jeriah Butler, Tabrielle LaGrone, Juliean Thomas, Demari Reddick, Kaitlyn Pittman, Toi Henry, Lauryn Andry, Dajonik Bickham, Kiera Dabon, Brandon Ellis, Kayron Crump, Jhamyron Richardson, Marcus Parker, and Alyisha Johnson. Filmmakers will be in attendance.
Sponsored by Junebug Productions. Featured organizations: Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, Gallery of the Streets, 2-Cent, Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability initiative.