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A day of roundtable discussions, debates, and explorations

April 5, 2019

Job 312
Ithaca College

10:00–10:10  WELCOME  

10:10–11:00 LAB 1Disruptive Media: Technology and Transformation moderator: Andrew UttersonAssociate Professor of Screen Studies, Ithaca College

Kelly Gallagher
Experimental feminist political animator with a retrospective of her works shown at FLEFF

Philip Mallory Jones
Film, video, installation, new media, digital photography, gaming, and VR/AR artist exploring African American life, with retrospective screenings on campus and at Cinemapolis

Claudia Pederson
Art historian, screen studies, and new media scholar, author of the forthcoming book Gaming Utopia: Ludic Worlds in Art, Design, and Media (Indiana University Press, forthcoming) 

Girish Shambu
Editor of Quorum, the online initiative of Film Quarterly, author of the influential blog,, and professor of sustainability and business

11:00–11:10  BREAK   LAB 2

11:10–12:00 Disruptive Borders: Local and Global Disruptions
moderator: Chelsea WesselsAssistant Professor of  English and codirector of film studies, East Tennessee State University  

Andres Levinson
Archivist from Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires, presenting El Ultimo Malon (Alcides Greca, Argentina, 1917) and Hunting Season (Natalia Garagiola, Argentina, 2017) at FLEFF

Elizabeth Wijaya
Principal of E and W Films, one of the premier companies supporting the Southeast Asian New Wave cinema, and scholar of Chinese diaspora cinemas at the University of Minnesota

Pawel Wojtasik
Experimental documentary filmmaker, painter, installation artist, director of The End and The Means (2019) and End of Life (2019)

Rikun Zhu
Chinese documentary film director, film theorist, festival director, and writer, presenting Anni (China, 2018),  Welcome (China, 2016), and The Dossier (2014) at FLEFF.  

1:30-2:20 LAB 3 Disruptive Environments: Political and Other Ecologies
moderator: Matthew HoltmeierAssistant Professor of English and codirector of film studies, East Tennessee State University

Dario Azzellini
Sociologist of globalization and labor as well as documentary filmmaker of labor and political issues, screening two pieces from the Occupy, Resist Produce series (2018-2019) at FLEFF at Cinemapolis

Tony Cokes
Experimental video and installation artist whose work explores political discourses on race, power, and war, screening new work at FLEFF at Cinemapolis

Jacqueline Goss
Feminist environmental experimental documentary filmmaker with a mini-retrospective of her work at FLEFF at Cinemapolis

Arshad Khan
Feature length documentary director whose work explores queer identities, immigration, and diaspora, with his work Abu (2017) screened at FLEFF at Cinemapolis  

2:20–2:30  Break   LAB 4

2:30–4:00  Disruptions Roundtable
moderators: Matthew Holtmeier, Andrew Utterson, Chelsea Wessels with all FLEFF Lab presenters and audience participants


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