Whole Grain: Conjurings for the [Un]seen

Still image from Xiuhtecuhtli (Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, 2023, 16 min., video), courtesy of Light Cone

Join us Monday, February 12, at 6 pm, for a Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video screening of Conjurings for the [Un]seen, a program of five short films about collective memories guest curated by Emily Abi-Kheirs, part of the curatorial team who organized the 2023 Flaherty NYC program MAKA: Many Eyed Vessel. Abi-Kheirs will present the program and discuss her curatorial practice.

In the spirit of the Flaherty Film Seminar, the full screening list will not be revealed until showtime.

About Conjurings for the [Un]seen

We have cast a spell on our collective memories—calling upon our ancestors to bridge meaning to shared experiences, realities, and understanding of place. The past, present, and future collide into one: on a path to envisioning.

This program was prepared as an offering from Emily Abi-Kheirs, inspired by the 2023 Flaherty Fall NYC Seminar MAKA: Many Eyed Vessel, which she curated collectively alongside Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker, Isabel Rojas, and Raven Two Feathers. Read more about MAKA: Many Eyed Vessel.

About Emily Abi-Kheirs

Abi-Kheirs is a nonfiction programmer and producer based in the Greater Boston area. She is currently the Programming Manager at GBH, a renowned public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content. Previously, she was the Manager of Filmmaker Services at Women Make Movies (WMM), where she supported femme-identifying filmmakers and industry leaders, providing opportunities and resources. Prior to WMM, she worked at WORLD Channel in a variety of capacities, including digital content strategy and creation, production management, and programming for their exclusive, award-winning documentary series. Recently, she collectively curated the 2023 Fall Flaherty NYC film seminar: MAKA: Many Eyed Vessel alongside Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker, Isabel Rojas, and Raven Two Feathers. In 2022, she was recognized by DOC NYC as a Documentary New Leader.

About Whole Grain

The Tang Teaching Museum’s Whole Grain series explores classic and contemporary work in experimental film and video. Whole Grain is programmed by Assistant Director for Engagement Tom Yoshikami. All events are free and open to the public.

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