Just got back from the 5th Screendance Miami. The Festival has grown so much and remains one of my favorite Dance on Camera Festivals. The first year it opened with all 3 of my Another Building films, which was January 2014. I was on the Jury selecting the films and during the Festival held the post-performance discussions, opening night with Michelle Murray and other screenings with Artistic Director, choreographer, dancer Pioneer Winter. On Sunday the 21st I gave a Workshop at the Miami Light Project which inspiring dancers and filmmakers.
The Winning Film Black Stains will have it’s premiere at the Moving Body – Moving Image Festival I’m curating on April 7th at Barnard College. Save the date and come through, it’s an amazing film directed by Tiffany Rhynard and Choreography by Trent D. Williams. Other information posted soon.
I am deeply humbled to have been named an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health. This year long Fellowship from the Global Brain Health Institute starts in September 2018. “The Atlantic Fellows program at GBHI provides innovative training in brain health, leadership, and dementia prevention to a broad array of promising leaders from various professions, including medicine, science, business, law, journalism, social science, and the arts. Through their work, Fellows are expected to emphasize local and global health inequities that need to be addressed by practitioners and policymakers, with the goal of transforming local communities around the world.”
I will be a non residential Fellow and have chosen the University of California, San Francisco as my home site, (other site is Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). No worries I will be there as an artist and specifically to continue creating understanding (for our shared humanity) through the Arts. I will continue the piece Magdalena the piece, make more films, (One to be filmed this Spring) and hold space for others dealing with dementia in their inner – circle and to a more informed conversation and to create awareness around Dementia. Yes, the topics and themes might deal a lot with aging in the coming years,and brain health, be ready.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see both Kasita and (Un Dia Kada Momentu) One Day at A Time at Kweli.TV when you join them this week, it’s FREE. Support a channel that supports African Diaspora Films Globally and where they treat the filmmaker with dignity and don;t rip them off. So do support them and my films. All funds go right back in to the films..