On Tuesday May 8, 2018, this year's cohort of CAMRA Fellows will present their multimedia projects. This is the 2nd cohort that has participated in the expansion of the program, through generous support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Below is more information about the showcase, as well as details about each Fellow and their project. We hope you can join CAMRA in celebrating this dynamic group of Fellows!
May 8, 2018
Institute of Contemporary Art
Ebony War Porn
Film by Davelle Barnes (University of Pennsylvania – Veteran Upward Bound Program)
Description: Former U.S. Marine, Camile Turner opens up about P.T.S.D., Military Sexual Assault and mothering while veteran.
Mentor: Nuala Cabral – Filmmaker; Coordinator of POPPYN (Presenting on Perspective on Philly Youth News)
Film by Sonari-Nnamdi Chidi (University of Pennsylvania)
Description: Shattering Refuge explores the depictions and representations of refugees and displaced people in the media and envisions how to move forward in a world where the idea of refuge has been shattered.
Mentor: Sosena Solomon – Social documentary film and multimedia visual artist; Lecturer at Penn
Film by Seung-Hyun Chung (University of Pennsylvania)
Description: A person of many names, the filmmaker explores the personal connotations of his names and the way larger diasporic, postcolonial, and activist histories are entangled with them.
Mentor: OreOluwa Badaki – PhD Student, Penn Graduate School of Education
Film by Nabila Eltantawy (Community College of Philadelphia)
Description: This short documentary explores the filmmaker’s return to faith as a queer ex-Muslim. Through her relationship with her Muslim partner, she finds other queer Muslims who have embraced their spirituality with their gender and sexuality, and a progressive Muslim community that is growing within the U.S.
Mentor: Razan AlSalah – Filmmaker and media artist
No-Place Like Home
Film by Liliana Frankel (Swarthmore College)
Description: If the American Dream is to own a house in the suburbs, why are so many suburban-raised kids flooding into Philadelphia? What will that change mean for them, and their neighbors? Follow five suburban youth as they discuss the often-implicit ways social problems manifested in their hometown, and how they are now confronting them head on in the city. An autoethnography.
Mentor: Andrew Hudson – PhD Student, Penn School of Arts & Sciences