I have several public talks and screenings in New York, Washington and Warsaw, Poland during the month of February.
- Feb 1- Bronx Documentary Center “Bearing Witness” 7pm April 19 – The New School: Picturing Addiction 7-9pm
Nina Berman and Kimberly Stevens speak about their book “An autobiography of Miss Wish” Address: 614 Courtland Avenue, Bronx, NY
- Feb 2 – Lower East Side Girls Club “In Conversation with Helen Benedict” 6:30 pm Nina Berman and writer Helen Benedict discuss their new books, hosted by the Blue Mountain Center. Address: 402 East 8th Street, NY NY
- Feb 17 – DC International Film Festival – Documentary Shorts 12:50pm Screening of Nina’s short doc “Triumph of the Shill” Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20004
- Feb 21 – The New York Academy of Medicine, 6pm, 1216 5th Avenue, NYC
- Feb 27 – A night with Doc! Photo, Palace of Culture and Science, 8pm Artist talk Address: in bar/Studio plac Defilad 1, Warsaw 00-110, Poland
The short documentary Triumph of the Shill reimagines the Leni Riefenstahl 1935 Nazi propaganda classic as an aesthetic blueprint to consider the 2017 presidential inauguration and election of Donald J. Trump.
Running time: 10.22 minutes. Directed and produced by Nina Berman
New York, New York
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project moves to Ohio at the Bliss Hall Gallery at Youngstown State University.
March 3 – April 4, 2014
The University has organized the following programs in support of the exhibition.
• Tuesday, 25 March, 7-9 p.m. | Moser 2000 | TITLE: The Science of Shale Gas: Geology, Seismology and Environmental Impacts. Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, Professor of Geology, Youngstown State University
• Wednesday, 26 March, 7-9 p.m. | Moser 2000 | TITLE: The science of shale gas: The latest evidence on leaky wells, methane emissions, and implications for policy. | Dr. Anthony R. Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E., Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Cornell University
• Thursday, 27 March, 5-9 p.m. | Gallery Talk / Gallery Reception | Bliss Hall 2300 | RECEPTION/GALLERY TALK: Brian Cohen, Photographer and Project Director of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.
• Friday, 28 March, 4-5:30 p.m. | McDonough Museum Lecture Hall | SCREENING: Triple Divide (film with Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Troutman).
CONTACT: Professor Stephen Chalmers | firstname.lastname@example.org
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As part of a project on modern day forms of slavery, I followed a group of black men who returned to the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. They recalled being taken from their homes as children and sent to this school, which was more like a slave camp. Thousands of young boys, both black and white, were sent to Dozier over the years. Sometimes it was for truancy, or petty theft, sometimes no reason was given at all. Many journalists have covered this story and their reporting helped expose wrongdoing, injustice and brutality. But through it all, the stories of the black men, who received far harsher treatment, were relegated to the sidelines. Because of their diligent efforts to be heard, their story is now told in a piece published in Mother Jones magazine and on line today.
I sought these men out and followed them as they revisited the institution. They spoke about the permanent scars of this kind of racism, terror and humiliation, and how
it changed how they looked, spoke, and moved through the world. Their stories, and how they no longer felt safe in a white world that showed them violence, reminds me of how young black men from Ramarley Graham to Trayvon Martin to Jordan Davis, to the thousands of New Yorkers stopped and frisked by New York Police, are still living the legacy of slavery.