Wed., Dec. 18 | 6-8PM
Hunter North, 4th floor
Free and open to the public
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*Accessibility: Ramp at 69th St., elevator on 4th floor, elevator on 5th floor for Q&A and reception.
Projects by three graduating students:
The Whelming Sea
The Whelming Sea is a short documentary that explores the moments of entanglement between humans, migratory birds and horseshoe crabs as they make their livelihoods in an increasingly crowded coastal landscape.
Shared Resources (Contractual Obligations)
Shared Resources (Contractual Obligations) is a feature-length documentary that follows the trajectory that led from the filmmaker’s father’s career as a debt collector to the tremendous amount of debt their family is now in. Reframing the dependencies that undergird the relationships between children and parents, debtors and creditors, documentary filmmakers and the people whose lives they document, the filmmaker and members of their family each narrate, describe, and react to what is shown and not shown of their lives. The film is audio described and open-captioned.
The Collaborative Urban Resilience Banquet (The C.U.R.B.)
The C.U.R.B. is an interdisciplinary media and activism project that reconnects urbanites with our fragile (and oft-displaced) food web as we face a climate crisis. Candace documents her process learning about/with/from the plants and animals that survive and thrive in her post-industrial neighborhood a half-mile from a Superfund site. What can we do to make our streets clean enough to eat off of in the future? Part multi-species storytelling, part citizen science experiment, guests follow her findings via Instagram (@the_c_u_r_b) and at 4 annual community ‘banquets’ foraged from the streets of Brooklyn and beyond. For this event, Thompson will offer a brief presentation of her research, including a tasting of Gingko cheese, Curly Dock Crackers, and Mugwort ale foraged from the greater New York area. Participants will also get to assist in the process as she tries her hand at making acorn flour for the first time. The C.U.R.B. is a mutli-platform documentary series with a playful, approachable, (non?)humanist look at how we can address the climate crisis through what we eat- and how we treat- the oft-overlooked nature all around us. It’s time to consider the more-than-human world as resilience role models, collaborating with them to create local, sustainable food webs for all. Perhaps there’s still time to eat one another away from the brink of extinction. thecurb.earth