WFT Webinar: In Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker Nina Menkes

By 4 October 2023News & Events

You wouldn’t want to miss this chance to be a fly on the wall as two award-winning documentary filmmakers dive into their craft! Join WFT for this exciting webinar, with WFT Member and Filmmaker Marissa Aroy in conversation with Documentary Filmmaker Nina Menkes on 12th October at 5pm. They will be discussing all things filmmaking ahead of Nina’s newest documentary film BRAINWASHED: SEX-CAMERA-POWER screening at the Kerry International Film Festival. 

This webinar has been made possible with the support of Coimisiún na Meán.

You can watch the trailer for the film here and read more about the film here

BRAINWASHED has been honoured with screenings at major international film festivals including Sundance, the Berlinale, CPH:DOX, BFI-London, IDFA, Ambulante, Frameline, Karlovy Vary and the Viennale, among many others, was named on multiple BEST OF 2022 Lists including Film Comment, IMDB, Roger Ebert, Screen Slate and The Association of Women Film Journalists who also cited the film as an “Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the FIlm Industry.” 

Register for the Webinar here!


About Nina Menkes 

Nina Menkes is considered a cinematic pioneer and one of America’s most important independent filmmakers. Her award-winning feature films have shown widely at major international film festivals including Sundance, the Berlinale, IDFA, BFI-London, Cannes and Locarno. Dennis Lim, writing in The New York Times, described her as a “Cinematic Sorceress” and as one of America’s most important independent filmmakers.  She is a Guggenheim and Fulbright fellow and a directing member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


About Marissa Aroy

Marissa Aroy received an Emmy for the documentary “Sikhs in America,” and an Emmy nomination for the documentary on Filipino American history called ‘The Delano Manongs.” A Fulbright scholar, Aroy was named “One of the Legendary Filipino Americans” by Buzzfeed. She was the recipient of the first ever Hatsuye Yamasaki Award for Visionary Leadership from the College of William and Mary and has recently been appointed Filmmaker-in-Residence at the same college. She is currently working on a historical documentary on the Philippine American War.