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Friday, Apr 16 at 4:00 pm


Screening + Discussion with New Negress Film Society, World Records, NYU Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture, and NYU Center for Media, Culture & History.

In 2019, A roundtable took place hosted by the New Negress Film Society at UnionDocs on the eve of first Black Women Film Conference held at MoMA PS1. An excerpt of the conversation that took place was published in our free online journal World Records. Read the whole conversation “Another Table: Black Women’s Cinema and the Production of Community” from Volume 4: In The Presence of Others.

“The night before the conference, all of the participants sat in a closed room at UnionDocs for hours and spoke at a roundtable over wine, with a few friends present. What kept coming up were the methods of creation, the production of community, and the audacity to exist as we are, exploring parts of ourselves not expected of us. Below is a lightly edited excerpt from the conversation.” -New Negress Film Society

Following this collaboration and presented with NYU’s Center for Media, Culture and History and NYU’s Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture, COLLECTIVELY a screening of short works from NNFS filmmakers, Faren Humes, Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Stefani Saintonge, and Yvonne Michelle Shirley will be presented in a shared program. Join these filmmakers with Mia Mask (World Records. Volume 3 editor,) and Toby Lee (Volume 4 Common Worlds Dossier editor) for discussion following the program.


195 Lewis: Episode 1

2017, 15 mins, Chanelle Aponte Pearson

195 Lewis is a dramatic comedy series about a group of friends navigating the realities of being, black, queer, and polyamorous in Brooklyn, NY.

Fucked Like a Star

2018, 8 mins, Stefani Saintonge

A poetic meditation on women’s work and the dreamlife of ants set to the words of Toni Morrison.

Miasia: The Nature of Experience

2017, 30 mins, Yvonne Michelle Shirley

Brooklyn teen, Miasia Clark, is just a few weeks shy of presenting at the first ever Black Girl Movement National Conference. As the event approaches, we watch her prepare with her activist group, Girls for Gender Equity. She guides us through her everyday worlds, wrestling with the personal, the political, and the fight to self-determine.


2018, 16 mins, Faren Humes

Loggy and Alex’s friendship in Miami’s redeveloping Liberty Square is threatened when Loggy learns that Alex is being relocated to another community.

69 min

A collective of Black women and non-binary filmmakers who create community, spaces, and films that reimagine cultural productions that have traditionally exploited our communities


Friday, Apr 16
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


BROOKLYN, NY 11211 United States

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When and why has story become today’s pre-eminent mode for documentary and what gets lost when storied structures prevail? Dive into our latest Volume of World Records, BEYOND STORY, co-edited by Alexandra Juhasz and Alisa Lebow.

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