Collaborative Studio film By Way Of Canarsie to premiere at BlackStar festival – Aug. 24!

By Way of Canarsie produced in the 2019 Collaborative Studio by Co-Director, Emily Packer & Lesley Steele
will premiere at this year’s online rendition of BlackStar film Festival on August 24th!

By Way Of Canarsie comes from the 2019 project TAKE THE L: SHORTS LOST ON NYC TRANSIT that was a collection that responded to the shutdown of the MTA L Train.

After years of neglect by the City of New York and the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the coastal community of Canarsie wants more. This series of vignettes explores Canarsie’s unique relationship to the water through recreation, resiliency, and the community’s imagination for the future.

Catch the film online August 4th as a part of the shorts program SOLVENT OF LIFE.