03.13.2014 / REEL WARRIOR: A Conversation with Pratibha Parmar and Allan deSouza, Moderated by Jacqueline Francis

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco

Free and Open to the Public

Presented by Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts

About Pratibha Parmar
Pratibha Parmar is a British filmmaker known for bringing complex subjects into mainstream media, helping to shape the contours of popular discourse on race, representation, feminism, sexuality, and creativity. Parmar’s films and videotexts address queer, South Asian, and feminist representations that use different artistic disciplines, and storytelling tropes. Her works are conscious attempts to foreground the “subject,” thus disrupting marginalizing and hegemonic narratives. In her 20 year filmmaking career, Parmar has been awarded The Visionary Award for her body of work from the One in Ten Film Festival (Washington, DC) in 2007, as well as the Frameline Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. Her most recent documentary feature film, Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth, an intimate biography of the Pulitzer Prize winning American author, explores feminist creativity as a form of survival. Parmar received a National Endowment of Arts grant for this film.

About Allan deSouza
Allan deSouza is a Nairobi-born photographer and multi-media artist whose work engages issues of migration, relocation, and international travel. His work has been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial (1993), the New Museum (1998), the Phillips Collection (2013), and internationally. He has written about contemporary art for publications such as Third Text and the Los Angeles Times. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Art Practices at the University of California, Berkeley.