Emerging Visual Anthropologists Showcase

two lines of women dancing with their hands on their hips

In this special showcase we present five exciting ethnographic documentaries by emerging filmmakers. In Zeynep Sertbulut's Back to Me, a young filmmaker tells the story of her recovery from a temporary psychotic episode after an ISIS airport bombing in her home country. In Samuel Contreras's The Battle for Matheny Tracta community struggles to find a consistent source of clean, affordable water in California’s San Joaquin Valley. In Anisha Chadha's Chains of Custody, follow an inquiry into rape response in contemporary America, with an emphasis on the troubling abandonment of thousands of rape kits. In Vicente Cueto's Drawing from Memory, more than 15,000 people disappeared during the internal armed conflict in Peru (1980–2000), and their loved ones demand justice. In Marcel Aurea Salas's Ode to Fazil’s offer tribute to a legendary New York City dance studio that served as many dancers’ second home.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, and anthropologist Dr. Faye Ginsburg and documentary instructor Dr. Pegi Vail of the New York University Center for Media, Culture and History.

Co-presented by the New York University Center for Media, Culture, and History