With Ethnocine, we co-sponsored a Bad Feminists Making Films event at MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, in association with the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting and with support from Rhiza Collective.
Four filmmakers discussed how their work addresses feminist intersectional analyses, including race, class, sexuality, nationality, gender, and/or religion at all stages of the filmmaking process.
Tricia Creason-Valencia—Changing Boundaries: The History of San Jose tells the stories of working people, political leaders and dreamers who built the city of San Jose.
Elena Herminia Guzman—Smile4Kime explores mental health, race, and policing through the eyes and experience of a young African American woman dealing with the trauma of sexual assault.
Laura Menchaca Ruiz—Hay Betl7em, co-directed by Khader Handal, supplements occupation-centric media representations of Palestinians through Bethlehemites telling their stories.
Nadia Shihab—Jaddoland follows the filmmaker’s return to her Texas hometown to visit her mother, an artist from Iraq, to witness the beauty and solace that emerge through her creative process.