Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 7pm EST
Register Here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/siftmedia215-live-fall
CALLING ON THE ANCESTORS is the final screening of our Fall 2020 season of SIFTMedia 215 LIVE! The program is a collection of short films by members and affiliates of our collective. We hope that our last screening of the fall will be a time to reflect on our ancestors and on all the gifts they have given us.
We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman
(2019, 4:34) dir. Nadine Patterson
We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman is a meditation on resistance, history and nature. Professor Sanchez’s words speak to us today as many in America struggle to find their own liberation.
Letters from the Ancestors: Stephen E Moses, Jr
(2018, 4:15 min) dir. Lois Moses
Camp Zachary Taylor – 2nd Lt. Stephen Edward Moses, “Grandpop” Letter to his father, August 1918 – Read by Grand Daughter Lois A. Moses.
To My Motherland
(2016, 4:52 min) dir. Kristal Sotomayor
Blending together both family photographs and home videos, “To My Motherland” is a personal essay that explores the complexities of immigration to the United States and the difficulties of returning to the Peruvian motherland.
(2020, 5:00) dir. Tatiana Bacchus
(2020, 5:00) by Eboni Zamani
The passing of her Great-grandmother has left many unanswered questions for Eboni, mainly ones around identity. She begins to explore who and where she comes from.
Blood, Water and Blues
(2017, 10:57) by Jos Duncan
This experimental short film is a poetic exploration of the filmmakers’ existential crisis at the ensue of the Black Lives Matter movement.