Open Talk

After four busy days at work, the UNDO 2022 fellows and the selected participants invite the rest of the Festival to listen and contribute to the ongoing dialogue in this open meeting. A space for sharing and discussion that is widened to the interested public and film professionals.

OCT 26 (tue) / 5.00 pm, São Jorge 2
Free admission

Fellows

Ashon Crawley
Ashon Crawley
Writer, artist and teacher based in Charlottesville, Virginia. His work explores the intersection of performance, blackness, queerness and spirituality. He teaches religious studies and African-American and African studies at the University of Virginia. He is currently at work on a book about contemporary black life as a spiritual disposition, posture, gesture and relation, and a book about the Hammond B3 organ, the Black church and sexuality.

Crystal Z Campbell
Crystal Z Campbell
A multidisciplinary artist, experimental filmmaker and writer of African-American, Filipino and Chinese descent living and working in New York and Oklahoma. She won several awards and her work has been presented or screened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Drawing Center, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, REDCAT, Artissima, Studio Museum of Harlem, Project Row Houses and SculptureCenter, among others. Founder of archiveacts.com.

Deborah Stratman
Deborah Stratman
Deborah Stratman makes films and artworks that question power, control and belief, considering how places, ideas, and society are intertwined. She regards sound as the ultimate multi-tool, and time to be supernatural. Recent projects have addressed freedom, surveillance, broadcast, sinkholes, comets, raptors, orthoptera, levitation, exodus, evolution, sisterhood and faith. She lives in Chicago where she teaches at the University of Illinois.

Sukhdev Sandhu
Sukhdev Sandhu
He is the author of London Calling: How Black and South Asian Writers Imagined a City, I’ll Get My Coat, Night Haunts and Other Musics. He writes about documentary and international film, experimental music, sociology and migrant poetics for journals such as Film Comment, Artforum, The Wire and The Guardian. He teaches Asian/Pacific/American studies and English literature at New York University where he also directs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture.

Lakshmi Padmanabhan
Lakshmi Padmanabhan
Teaches radio, TV and film at Northwestern University. Her teaching and research focus on world cinema and experimental film, postcolonial theory, feminist theory and queer theory. Her current book project addresses the ways in which feminist documentary artists from South Asia experiment with cinematic form in order to imagine a radical postcolonial ethics. Her academic writing has been published in journals including Camera Obscura and Art History.

Miryam Charles
Miryam Charles
She produced and photographed several short and feature fiction films. She is also the director of several short films which have been presented in various festivals in Quebec and internationally. She is working on her first feature-length documentary, Cette maison, and on a feature-length fiction film, Le marabout. She is currently artist-in-residence at Concordia University and on the board of directors of RIDM, Dazibao and La Coop Vidéo de Montréal.

Jas Morgan
Jas Morgan
A Toronto-based McGill University art history Ph.D. candidate and an assistant professor in Ryerson University’s department of English. Previously held the position of editor-at-large for Canadian Art. Morgan’s first book, nîtisânak (2018), won the prestigious 2019 Dayne Ogilive Prize and a 2019 Quebec Writer’s Federation first book prize, and has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and an Indigenous Voices Literary Award.

Thirza Jean Cuthand
Thirza Jean Cuthand
Resides in Toronto and has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, queer identity and love, and indigeneity since 1995, which were screened in festivals internationally, including New York, São Paulo, Toronto, Berlin and Oberhausen. Bachelor of fine arts majoring in film and video at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and master’s degree in media production at X University.