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Posted by Kristen Reid at 2:33PM

Blog posting written by Kristen Reid, Cinema and Photography '21, Intern Blogger

With FLEFF fast approaching, the time has finally come to plot out which events to attend. While I'd love to get a chance to go to every single one of the 120+ events that will be a part of FLEFF, unfortunately, there's just not enough time in the day. Here are the three events I will be sure to not miss:

1: Eyes on ICE: Documenting Abuses Against Immigrant Communities

On Monday, April 1st at 7:15 p.m., WITNESS will be hosting a talk in Textor 101 that investigates the way the Immigration and Customs Enforcement abuses their power to the detriment of immigrants.

WITNESS is a New York-based advocacy group that trains individuals in marginalized groups in how to effectively videotape their experiences. In the past, they've worked to help get first-hand accounts of abuses in Brazil, Turkey, Senegal, and many other countries.

In addition to their extended panel at 7:15, WITNESS will also be in Williams 317 and Hill Center G05 from 2:00-2:50 p.m. and 4:00-5:15 p.m. respectively. 

2: Shot by Shot Masterclass with Pawel Wojtasik

For the first time at FLEFF, filmmakers will get the chance to talk through their films in a collection of masterclasses that will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 4th. Though every masterclass is sure to be worth attending, I'm most looking forward to director Pawel Wojtasik's insight into his documentary, Dark Sun Squeeze, which explores the unsettling truths of a sewage treatment plant.

Mr. Wojtasik will be breaking down his film from 12:10-1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3rd, in Job 312.

3. Bronzeville: The Black Metropolis: Philip Mallory Jones

An Ithaca College alum, Philip Mallory Jones is one of the countries most influential video and digital artists. His work will be showcased during the FLEFF Disruptions Concert held in Hockett Hall but in addition, he will be at two events held on campus. Bronzeville: The Black Metropolis will be first shown in Park 281 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and then again from 9:25-10:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 4th, in Hill G03.

Bronzeville: The Black Metropolis is a collection of digital art that honors Chicago's proud Black heritage. 


In addition to all of the events listed above, FLEFF will have near constant programming on campus from April 1st-7th. You can find descriptions and schedules for the rest of on-campus and off-campus events here!

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