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Marcella Ernest wearing a grey shirt and teal earrings
July 12, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Marcella Ernest on Native American Filmmaking and Podcasting

Ojibwe video artist and scholar Marcella Ernest shares why complex subjects require complex film techniques, how scholar-artists can use their academic pursuits as inspiration for their creative endeavors and vice versa, and how building a better world requires a new relationship between humans, land, and resources.

Felami Burgess wearing a silver necklace and watch, resting her head on her hand, in front of green leaves
February 22, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Felami Burgess on Queer of Color Media Representation

Felami Burgess chats about queer of color media representation, her multimedia and transnational trajectory, how any class on any topic can be an opportunity to create, and why now more than ever we need to braid art, activism, and academia to build better worlds.

André Pérez wearing a grey suit, blue button-down shirt, and purple bow tie against a purple paisley wall
November 2, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: André Pérez on Transgender Oral History

André Pérez shares his approach to multimedia projects, why he focuses on work that empowers marginalized communities, and how storytelling helps us imagine otherwise.

Wazhmah Osman wearing a pink button-down shirt, in front of a wall painted with graffiti
October 19, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Wazhmah Osman on Autoethnography and Afghan Documentary Film

Wazhmah Osman addresses the politics of memoir, what the trauma of war does to archival research, and her critically acclaimed documentary film, Postcards from Tora Bora, which recounts Wazhmah's return to her childhood home of Kabul, Afghanistan nearly 20 years after her family fled Cold War violence.

Aisha Shahidah Simmons wearing a purple shirt and silver earrings, resting her chin on her hand
July 13, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Aishah Shahidah Simmons on Black Feminist Anti-Violence Activism

Aishah Shahidah Simmons on her award-winning film NO!: The Rape Documentary and how every one of us can help end violence in our communities.

Aymar Jean Christian wearing a black shirt
February 10, 2016

Imagine Otherwise: Aymar Jean Christian on Queer and Trans of Color Media Production

What are the benefits of indie television production for women, queers, and trans people of color? How is the slow speed of collaborative work actually an advantage? Aymar Jean Christian chats about Open TV; independent web series by queers, women, and trans people of color; and how his scholarship has informed his creative work.

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