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Women Filmmakers Forum: Nev Nnaji

May 10, 2012
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Women Filmmakers Forum: Nev Nnaji

Nev Nnaji is the producer/director of Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights, an upcoming feature-length documentary which focuses on the marginalization of black women between the Black Power and Feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Nnaji is a graduate of the Boston University Film Department, where she produced and directed several short...
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Women Filmmakers Forum: Aishah Shahidah Simmons

May 10, 2012
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Women Filmmakers Forum: Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an AfroLez®femcentic Cultural Worker whose award-winning work has been screened extensively across North America, and in numerous countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. TFW: Could you respond to one or more of the following: What are your thoughts on the plight of women filmmakers in a male-dominated industry? Could...
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Women Filmmakers Forum: tiona.m.

May 10, 2012
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Women Filmmakers Forum: tiona.m.

tiona.m. is a multi-media artist whose mission is to make the invisible, visible and to humanize her subjects. She believes that her work as a filmmaker and visual artist can inspire various communities by affirming their existence in contemporary society and culture. Her last film, black./womyn.: conversations with lesbians of African descent, provides a platform...
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TFW Forum on Women Filmmakers

May 9, 2012
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TFW Forum on Women Filmmakers

TFW is excited to highlight the inventive work of several phenomenal women filmmakers in a forum that runs from today through Friday. Carmen Torres, tiona m., Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Anna Barsan, Pratibha Parmar, and Nev Nnaji reflect on the plight of women filmmakers in a male-dominated industry, feminist approaches taken up in filmmaking, filmmaking as both...
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Women Filmmakers Forum: Anna Barsan

May 9, 2012
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Women Filmmakers Forum: Anna Barsan

Anna Barsan is a filmmaker and media educator currently living in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a Master’s in Film and New Media from the New School University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan in International Relations and Social Justice. She is co-creator and director of SIGNIFIED, a multi-platform documentary that aims to...
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Women Filmmakers Forum: Carmen Torres

May 9, 2012
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Women Filmmakers Forum: Carmen Torres

Carmen Torres graduated from the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and also holds a B.A. in Literature and Philosophy from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She has developed her professional career in film and cultural public broadcasting. In 2010, she directed Meridiano. Her TV series on Colombian and Argentine art history,...
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