What Ails Democracy?: An Interview with Astra Taylor

What Ails Democracy?: An Interview with Astra Taylor

Image credit: National Film Board of Canada In Miami, the struggle to stay above water is manifest. Model buildings are built to test hurricane force winds,[i] while defensive sea walls, high-capacity pumps, and stormwater drainage systems are installed in those areas...
An Interview with Aminatou Echard about her documentary  Djamilia

An Interview with Aminatou Echard about her documentary Djamilia

Fictional characters, as with the people we encounter in our own lives, morph over time in the annals of our memory. They become, like most things, a reflection of our relationship to them. This is the paradox central to French filmmaker Aminatou Echard’s 2017...
An Interview with Ella Cooper of Black Women Film! Canada

An Interview with Ella Cooper of Black Women Film! Canada

Black Women Film! Canada is a leadership program and collective dedicated to forwarding the careers, networks and skills of filmmakers and media artists who are Black female-identified. Based in Toronto, the program was founded by Ella Cooper: artist, filmmaker,...
“Curiosity is a good thing”: An Interview with Agnès Varda

“Curiosity is a good thing”: An Interview with Agnès Varda

For some 50 years, Agnès Varda has worked and lived in the 14th arrondissement in Paris, in a pink-painted atelier on rue Daguerre. (Her love of this milieu is well-known: she documented her fellow inhabitants of the small street in 1976’s Daguerréotypes, and in 2003...
Permission, Power, and Privilege: An Interview with Kirsten Johnson

Permission, Power, and Privilege: An Interview with Kirsten Johnson

“You’re making me cry even though I don’t understand the language.” Wanderlust. It’s a bug that bites us all, and yet very few have the privilege of their passport resembling a makeshift United Nations souvenir. Legendary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Citizenfour,...