Moving Body-Moving Image 2018 Festival
The 2018 inaugural one-day festival focused on the brown body and its representation on screen through two programs of films, selected student films, roundtable discussions, receptions, and an installation by dancer/visual artist Ayo Janeen Jackson.
The Festival's feature conversation was between Oscar-nominated producer Lisa Cortes, known for Precious (2009) and Shadowboxer (2005), and Bessie Award-winning dance critic Eva Yaa Asantewaa. The Festival was mentioned by the Miami New Times, discussing how screendance festivals have been fighting back against toxic masculinity.
The 2018 Festival Program is touring and a selection of films was presented at Screendance Miami, at Perez Art Museum Miami, at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and at the Professional Performing Arts School NYC Women’s Film Festival.