IMA alumna Melissa Nicolardi will present her documentary The Pass it On Project at the Museum of the City of New York on March 18 from 5-7 PM. The documentary follows a group of Brooklyn eighth-graders on a road trip to the sites of the Civil Rights Movement during the summer following President Obama’s 2009 inauguration. After the screening, educators can participate in a Q&A with the producer.
IMA student, Seyi Adebanjo will be showing her short film, Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles at two different events. It is a documentary about a community vigil for Islan Nettles, a victim of hate crimes.
She will be presenting the short at NYU for a IAAA-NYU semester-long series called,” Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister,” a series celebrating the works of LGBT artists. Series will consist of lectures, poetry and film screenings with key figures, as well as emerging stars, of the LGBT intelligentsia. Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles will be screened on March 12 at NYU at 6 p.m.
Adebanjo will also be presenting at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on March 26.