In this very special WFT Podcast, listen back as two award-winning documentary filmmakers dive into their craft. Last week, WFT Board Member and Filmmaker Marissa Aroy was in conversation with Documentary Filmmaker Nina Menkes talking about gender and the unwavering male gaze in filmmaking ahead of Nina’s newest documentary film Brainwashed Sex-Camera-Power.
This film is screening tonight at the Kerry International Film Festival, catch it now on the big screen.
This webinar has been made possible with the support of Coimisiún na Meán.
Brainwashed Sex-Camera-Power 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.”
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.
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