I moderated this last May 5, 2020 featuring Jessica Green, Artistic Director of the Houston Cinema Arts Society, and curator for the film/speaker series “The Afro Future’s So Bright I’m Pessimistic” for the Museum of the Moving Image; Carlos A. Gutiérrez, Co-founder and Executive Director of Cinema Tropical, the leading presenter of Latin American cinema in the United States that produces festivals, presentations and streaming services; and DeShuna Spencer, founder of kweliTV, a subscription video on-demand service that curates and creates content that reflects the global black experience. We discussed how does the pandemic change the prospects for independent filmmakers of color.
On this talk, we will hear from some distribution and exhibition folks who have been dealing with our changed reality and have some ideas that may help filmmakers going forward.
This is an online presentation from Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs with the City Council, the Peace Development Fund and individual donors.