Radha Blank’s The 40-Year-Old Version
From the tiny Harlem apartment housing a 40-year-old playwright turned rapper to a bustling newsroom in the Philippines to the haunted Vermont abode of novelist Shirley Jackson, the women-directed films premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival later this month will take you on a far-reaching journey. This year, of the 56 competition films, 46% are directed by women—an especially significant statistic when you consider that just 4.2% of the 100 top-grossing American films are made by female directors every year (a number that thankfully jumped higher to 10.6% in 2019). And of the indie episodic, shorts, and special events you can experience at the Festival, 48% are directed or created by one or more women. In celebration of these vital women’s voices, see below for a guide to ALL women-directed media showing at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION
The 40-Year-Old Version
Director/Screenwriter: Radha Blank
A down-on-her-luck New York playwright decides to reinvent herself and salvage her artistic voice the only way she knows how: by becoming a rapper at age 40.
Director/Screenwriter: Ekwa Msangi
Reunited after a 17 year separation, Walter, an Angolan immigrant, is joined in the U.S. by his wife and teenaged daughter. Now absolute strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover a shared love of dance that may help overcome the emotional distance between them.
Director/Screenwriter: Channing Godfrey Peoples
Turquoise, a former beauty queen turned hardworking single mother, prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she did.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Director/Screenwriter: Eliza Hittman
An intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin Skylar embark on a brave, fraught journey across state lines to New York City.
Directors/Screenwriters: Alex Fischer, Eleanor Wilson
A young Brooklyn couple head upstate to disconnect from their phones and reconnect with themselves. Cut off from their devices, they miss the news that the planet is under attack.
Director: Josephine Decker; Screenwriter: Sarah Gubbins
A young Brooklyn couple head upstate to disconnect from their phones and reconnect with themselves. Cut off from their devices, they miss the news that the planet is under attack.
Director/Screenwriter: Tara Miele
New parents Adrienne and Matteo are forced to reckon with trauma amidst their troubled relationship. They must revisit the memories of their past and unravel haunting truths in order to face their uncertain future.
Director: Janicza Bravo; Screenwriters: Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris
2015: @zolarmoon tweets “wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out???????? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.” Two girls bond over their “hoeism” and become fast friends. What’s supposed to be a trip from Detroit to Florida turns into a weekend from hell.
U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Directors: Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine
In an unusual experiment, a thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.
Director: Shalini Kantayya
Exploring the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.
Directors: Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht
Down the road from Woodstock in the early 1970s, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers, transforming their young lives and igniting a landmark movement.
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Director: Kirsten Johnson
With this inventive portrait, a cameraperson seeks a way to keep her 86-year-old father alive forever. Utilizing moviemaking magic and her family’s dark humor, she celebrates Dr. Dick Johnson’s last years by staging fantasies of death and beyond. Together, dad and daughter confront the great inevitability awaiting us all.
Directors: Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres
Inside the ACLU, a team of scrappy lawyers battle Trump’s historic assault on civil liberties.
Mucho Mucho Amor
Directors: Cristina Costantini, Kareem Tabsch
Once the world’s most famous astrologer, Walter Mercado seeks to resurrect a forgotten legacy. Raised in the sugar cane fields of Puerto Rico, Walter grew up to become a gender non-conforming, cape-wearing psychic whose televised horoscopes reached 120 million viewers a day for decades before he mysteriously disappeared.
A Thousand Cuts
Director: Ramona S. Diaz
Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press—and her freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy.
Director: Garrett Bradley
Fox Rich, indomitable matriarch and modern-day abolitionist, strives to keep her family together while fighting for the release of her incarcerated husband. An intimate, epic, and unconventional love story, filmed over two decades.
Director: Kim A. Snyder
Determined to turn unfathomable tragedy into action, the teenage survivors of Parkland, Florida catalyze a powerful, unprecedented youth movement that spreads with lightning speed across the country, as a generation of mobilized youth take back democracy in this powerful coming-of-age story.
WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION
Director/Screenwriter: Amanda Kernell
After a recent and difficult divorce, Alice hasn’t seen her children in two months as she awaits a custody verdict. When her son calls her in the middle of the night, Alice takes action, abducting the children on an illicit charter trip to the Canary Islands.
Director/Screenwriter: Maïmouna Doucouré
Amy, 11 years old, meets a group of dancers called “Cuties.” Fascinated, she initiates herself to a sensual dance, hoping to join their band and escape family dysfunction…
Director/Screenwriter: Verónica Chen
Laura is spending a few days at her beach house to supervise the construction of a barbecue shed. One afternoon, she seduces the chief builder, who never returns. Over the following days, the builders continually invade her home – until Laura grows ferocious.
Director/Screenwriter: Zoé Wittock
Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated with carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That’s when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction…
Director/Screenwriter: Zeina Durra
When British aid worker Hana returns to Luxor, a sleepy city on the banks of the Nile, she comes across Sultan, a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.
Sin Señas Particulares
Director: Fernanda Valadez, Screenwriters: Fernanda Valadez, Astrid Rondero
Magdalena makes a journey to find her son, gone missing on his way to the Mexican border with the US. Her odyssey takes her to meet Miguel, a man recently deported from the U.S. They travel together, Magdalena looking for her son, and Miguel hoping to see his mother again.
WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
The Earth Is Blue as an Orange
Director: Iryna Tsilyk
To cope with the daily trauma of living in a war zone, Anna and her children make a film together about their life among surreal surroundings.
Directors: Diana Neille, Richard Poplak
Charting the recent advancements in weaponized communication by investigating the rise and fall of the world’s most notorious public relations and reputation management firm: the British multinational Bell Pottinger.
Into the Deep
Director: Emma Sullivan
In 2016, a young Australian filmmaker began documenting amateur inventor Peter Madsen. One year in, Madsen brutally murdered Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine. An unprecedented revelation of a killer and the journey his young helpers take as they reckon with their own complicity and prepare to testify.
The Mole Agent
Director: Maite Alberdi
When a family becomes concerned about their mother’s well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83 year-old man who becomes a new resident–and a mole inside the home, who struggles to balance his assignment with becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents.
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela
Director: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Once upon a time, the Venezuelan village of Congo Mirador was prosperous, alive with fisherman and poets. Now it is decaying and disintegrating–a small but prophetic reflection of Venezuela itself.
Director and Screenwriter: Susanne Regina Meures
Amjad, a young, fearless woman from Saudi Arabia, is tired of being controlled by the state and patronized by her family. With an arranged marriage imminent, a life without rights and free will seems inevitable. Amjad decides to escape. An unprecedented view inside the world’s most repressive patriarchy.
Director: Julie Taymor, Screenwriters: Julie Taymor, Sarah Ruhl
An equal rights crusader, journalist and activist: Gloria Steinem embodies these and more. From her role in the revolutionary women’s rights movement to her travels throughout the U.S. and around the world, Steinem has made an everlasting mark on modern history. A nontraditional chronicle of a trailblazing life.
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Struggling to provide her daughters with a safe, happy home, Sandra decides to build one – from scratch. Using all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality, Sandra draws together a community to lend a helping hand to build her house and ultimately recover her own sense of self.
Director/Screenwriter: Miranda July
Low-stakes grifters, Old Dolio and her parents invite a chipper young woman into their insular clan, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
The Last Thing He Wanted
Director/Screenwriter: Dee Rees
A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she’s trying to break. Adapted from the Joan Didion novel of the same title.
Director: Liz Garbus
When Mari Gilbert’s daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Committed to finding the truth, her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers Mari will not let the world forget. Inspired by true events.
Promising Young Woman
Director/Screenwriter: Emerald Fennell
Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman… until something abruptly derailed her future. Nothing in Cassie’s life is as it appears: she’s smart, cunning, and living a double life by night. Now, Cassie has a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling take on revenge.
Director: Sara Colangelo
Kenneth Feinberg, a powerful D.C. lawyer appointed Special Master of the 9/11 Fund, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy, and politics associated with administering government funds and, in doing so, discovers what life is worth. Based on true events.
Director: Catherine Gund
An exploration of the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund who sold Roy Lichtenstein’s painting “Masterpiece” in 2017 for $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund to end mass incarceration.
Director: Alison Ellwood
As the first all-female band to play their instruments, write their songs and have a No. 1 album, The Go-Go’s made history. Underpinned by candid testimonies, this film chronicles the meteoric rise to fame of a band born in the LA punk scene who became a pop phenomenon.
Okvango: River of Dreams (Director’s Cut)
Directors: Beverly Joubert, Dereck Joubert
An insiders’ view of one of the greatest river systems on the planet, presented as a love letter, exploring the layers of paradise, limbo and inferno in a natural history echo of Dante’s Divine Comedy, a river of dreams, or beauty of conflict and turmoil.
Director: Lana Wilson
A raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.
Untitled Kirby Dick/Amy Ziering
Directors: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick
A brilliant former hip hop executive grapples with whether to go public about her rape by one of the most powerful men in the music industry. A gripping and profound examination of race, gender, intersectionality, and the toll sexual abuse takes on survivors and on society at large.
Director and Screenwriter: Kitty Green
A day in the life of Jane, an assistant to a high-powered film executive.
The Perfect Candidate
Director/Screenwriter: Haifaa Al Mansour
A determined young Saudi doctor’s surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate.
I Carry You With Me
Director/Screenwriter: Heidi Ewing
An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.
La Leyenda Negra
Director/Screenwriter: Patricia Vidal Delgado
In Compton, a soon-to-be undocumented teenager fights for her right to stay in America while risking her family, her friendships, and her first love.
Omniboat: A Fast Fantasia
Directors/Screenwriters: The Daniels, Hannah Fidell, Alexa Lim Haas, Lucas Leyva, Olivia Lloyd, Jillian Mayer, The Meza Brothers, Terence Nance, Brett Potter, Dylan Redford, Xander Robin, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Celia Rowlson-Hall
It’s not just a speed boat ride, it’s a Miami adventure.
Director/Screenwriter: Romola Garai
Tomaz, an ex-soldier now homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for Magda, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them.
Director/Screenwriter: Natalie Erika James
When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.
Run Sweetheart Run
Director/Screenwriter: Shana Feste
A blind date turns violent and the woman has to get home through Los Angeles, with her date in pursuit.
Directors: Sarah Polley, Adriana Maggs, Will Bowes
A fearlessly off-the-charts rampage of urban vengeance as senior-citizen Lady (along with her friend Rosie) upturns everything in her path -social norms, rules of etiquette, and even the series itself.
Director: Jessica Sanders
Against the backdrop of Oakland California, Iranian-American medical student Kat tries to save her Iranian family by taking on a surprising side hustle. The show is a culturally diverse, quasi-surrealist dramedy that captures the ever-increasing need for human connection and the subsequent commodification of it.
Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa
Directors: Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Mike Attie
At a Philadelphia abortion helpline, counselors answer nonstop calls from women who seek to end a pregnancy but can’t afford to. In this documentary we learn how economic stigma and cruel legislation determine who has access to abortion.
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land
Director: Hira Nabi
A ship berthed at Gadani and the shipbreakers coming from all over Pakistan to break it discover that they might have more in common than otherwise imagined, when they enter into a conversation.
Director/Screenwriter: Thembi Banks
Farrah, new to LA, goes on the mobile styling app Get Glam, to find new clients. When she arrives at an appointment, she finds a house of girls pregaming for a party and maybe a new crew of friends.
Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business
Director: Christine Turner
At age 93, there’s no stopping the legendary artist Betye Saar.
Director/Screenwriter: Bridget Moloney
An existential comedy about the mother of two young children who begins to spontaneously vomit plastic toy blocks.
Director: Vera Brunner-Sung
Actor Mark Metcalf made his reputation in Hollywood playing aggrieved authority figures. Now in his 70s, he takes a look back on his career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the perils of being a “type.”
Director/Screenwriter: Emily Wilson
Danny meets his online girlfriend for the first time, but accidentally discovers her unspeak- able possession, which throws their first night together into a dizzying tailspin.
Director/Screenwriter: Daria Kashcheeva
Should you hide your pain, close yourself inside your inner world, and long for your father’s love? Or should you understand and forgive before it’s too late?
eadem cutis: the same skin
Director: Nina Hopf
I just want to be seen as who I am today! John shares his thoughts on identity, body and gender and gives a very personal insight into his life – and an intimate proximity to his body.
He’s the One
Director/Screenwriter: Jessie Kahnweiler
A girl meets guy and falls head over heels, but a shocking discovery forces her to question everything. A dark comedy about falling in love with the one person you’re supposed to hate.
Director/Screenwriter: Thea Hollatz
Ace is having a hot flash, and she’s about to go live on local television. How one woman tries to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to another.
How Did We Get Here?
Director/Screenwriter: Michelle Miles
A visual exploration of progressive atrophy. A study in how microscopic changes can go unnoticed, but amass over time. Even as these changes become drastic, we sometimes fail to realize anything has happened at all.
Director/Screenwriter: Élodie Dermange
Inès is facing a difficult choice. Tonight, she thinks about the decision she will make.
Lance (in a Neck Brace)
Director/Screenwriter: Chloé Aktas
After a devastating breakup, Lance listens to instructional cassette tapes on how to heal his broken heart.
Director/Screenwriter: Lisa Jackson
An otherworldly deep dive into the hidden beauty of lichens, asking what we might learn from them. Ancient and diverse, thriving in adversity, confounding scientists to this day, lichen is a model of emergence.
Director/Screenwriter: Erica Tremblay
The lives of a Native woman and a troubled young boy intersect over the course of a school day on a reservation in Oklahoma.
A Love Song for Latasha
Director: Sophia Nahli Allison
A Love Song for Latasha is a dreamlike archive in conversation with the past and the present to reimagine a more nuanced narrative of Latasha Harlins by excavating intimate and poetic memories shared by her cousin and best friend.
Director/Screenwriter: Ashley Williams
A pregnant vegan struggles with her newfound craving for meat.
Director/Screenwriter: Florentine Grelier
Yesterday, I overheard an old rock n’ roll song that sounded familiar. This is probably the music that we used to listen to on my dad’s mechanical devices–the thousand lives man, the king of the juke-box.
Narcissister Breast Work
Focusing on the exercise by women of their right to bare their breasts in public, Narcissister Breast Work aims to investigate – and expose – how prohibitions on female toplessness are grounded in fear of, and desire to control, the female body.
No, I Don’t Want to Dance
Director/Screenwriter: Andrea Vinciguerr
In these dark times, you may think that every hazard has been identified, but nobody has taken into consideration how dangerous dance can be…
Director/Screenwriter: Ariane Labed
Olla has answered an ad on a dating website for Eastern European women. She moves in with Pierre, who lives with his old mother, but nothing goes as expected.
Paola Makes a Wish
Director/Screenwriter: Zhannat Alshanova
On an ordinary day at work, Paola starts to feel that she is missing out something exciting in her life.
Director/Screenwriter: Haley Elizabeth Anderson
After seeing a boy she likes before church, Amber sneaks out to the Sunday school bathroom during the service and is given her first kiss.
Director/Screenwriter: Zamo Mkhwanazi
While going on a simple errand, Nathi’s journey is marked by disturbing interactions with authority. But is he an innocent victim?
Directors/Screenwriters: Michaela Mihalyi, David Štumpf
The caretaker exhausted by everything, his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because… shit happens all the time.
Director/Screenwriter: Sophie Koko Gate
A day in the life of Tanya, a curious woman who has developed a taste for non human lovers. Her next creation.. A giant slug. Can such a perfect creature survive in this gnarly world full of freaks and beefs?
So What If the Goats Die
Director/Screenwriter: Sofia Alaoui
Abdellah, a young shepherd living in the mountains, is forced to brave the snow blocking him in order to get food and save this cattle. Once he gets to the village, he faces a supernatural phenomenon.
The Starr Sisters
Directors: Beth Einhorn, Bridey Elliott
Patte and Randa Starr are fun specialists. After overcoming a dark past, these sisters are inseparable. Now in their 70s, they do exactly as they please and their candy drawer is always fully stocked.
Director/Screenwriter: Keisha Rae Witherspoon
A film crew follows three grieving participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model R.I.P. t-shirts and innovative costumes designed in honor of their dead.
Director/Screenwriter: Sawako Kabuki
Always attracted to takoyaki–octopus balls, a famous Japanese street food–a girl tries them for the first time and becomes addicted.
While I’m Still Breathing (Tandis Que Je Respire Encore)
Directors: Laure Giappiconi, Elisa Monteil, La Fille Renne; Screenwriter: Laure Giappiconi
The blurred portrayal of a young woman as she moves through three steps of her sexuality.
Director: Nanette Burstein
A portrait of a public woman, interweaving moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life. Featuring exclusive interviews with Hillary herself, Bill Clinton, friends, and journalists, an examination of how she became simultaneously one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.
Director: Marina Zenovich
This deeply personal examination of one of the world’s most controversial figures examines a man who’s both winner and loser, saint and sinner. With unprecedented access to Lance’s world, this psychological portrait is a powerful study of that 21st century phenomenon: the celebrity who falls spectacularly and publicly from grace.
Directors: Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing
Bigamy. Identity theft. Fraud. For the last 20 years Richard Scott Smith has used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon unsuspecting women in search of love – – conning them out of their money and dignity. But now his victims ban together and seek sweet revenge.
Max Richter’s Sleep
Director/Screenwriter: Natalie Johns
Following the composer as he navigates an ambitious performance of his acclaimed 8-hour opus. Centring around an open air concert in Los Angeles, alongside footage from Berlin, Sydney and Paris, we are plunged deep into the life and process of both the artist and his creative partner Yulia Mahr.
Director and Screenwriter: Frederike Migom, Producer: Katleen Goosens
Twelve-year-old Binti dreams of becoming a famous vlogger like her idol Tatyana. But when the police raid her home, and try to deport her and her dad, they are forced to flee. Together with her friend Elias she now plots the perfect plan to stay in the country.
Director: Brenda Chapman, Screenwriter: Marissa Kate Goodhill
Before Alice found Wonderland, and Peter became Pan, they were brother and sister. When their brother dies in an accident, they seek to save their parents from downward spirals until finally they’re forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.
All Kinds of Limbo
Lead Artists: Toby Coffey, Raffy Bushman, Nubiya Brandon
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s communal musical journey reflecting the influence of West Indian culture on the UK’s music scene across the genres of reggae, grime, classical and calypso. Immersive technologies, the ceremony of live performance and the craft of theatrical staging bring audiences into a VR performance space.
Lead Artists: Bianca Kennedy, Felix Kraus
I am animals. I eat animals. A duality explored in a virtual reality experience in which insects will be the future’s main food supply.
Lead Artists: Shariffa Ali, Yetunde Dada
Go inside the cyclical center of a Kikuyu Tribal Myth from Kenya, where man may become woman and woman may become man. Through virtual reality, dance and music, a sacred space is created to explore many versions of yourself.
Lead Artists: Dylan Valley, Caitlin Robinson, Stephen Abbott
When Masello and Evan, two homeless black artist/activists, break into an abandoned mansion in an affluent part of Johannesburg, they proclaim their occupation to be an artistic and political act in defiance of inequalities in land ownership in South Africa.
Lead Artists: Marcos Louit, Patricia Diaz
Bembé is a Cuban tradition that encompasses elements of both Christianity and the African Yoruba, where the souls of dead slaves come to Earth and family, friends, and neighbors take part in a celebration lasting up to 7 days.
Chomsky vs. Chomsky: First Encounter
Lead Artist: Sandra Rodriguez
A prologue to a timely conversation on AI’s biggest promises and pitfalls. Lured by the possibility of emulating one of today’s most famous minds, we meet and engage with CHOMSKY_AI, an entity under construction, evolving from the arsenal of digital traces professor Noam Chomsky has left behind.
Lead Artists: Gilles Jobin, Camilo De Martino, Tristan Siodlak, Susana Panades Diaz
A dance piece in augmented reality enabling users to invite virtual dancers into our world. Site-specific and mobile, the app allows to see dance sequences out- door and indoor during the Festival. Users can place dancers anywhere in the world and share snapshots and videos.
The Electronic Diaries of Lynn Hershman
Lead Artist: Lynn Hershman Leeson
In 1984, after teaching herself how to use a video camera, Lynn Hershman Leeson sat down in front of it and began to talk and for 40 years developed a sly, profound and raw confessional mediated expression for an unknown audience that led towards personal evolution and survival.
Lead Artist: Natalia Cabrera
An immersive virtual reality journey to heal the Earth — by becoming a mushroom. Experience the life cycle of a fungus, and comprehend the importance of the fungi kingdom, Earth’s main bioremediation agent.
Director: Miwa Matreyek
A live performance at the intersection of cinema and theater exploring what it means to be living in the Anthropocene and the time of climate crisis. A kaleido- scopic meditation that is an emotionally impactful and embodied illustration of news headlines we see everyday.
Lead Artist: Xin Liu
A fantasy and a mission, in which a wisdom tooth is sent to outer space and back down to Earth again. Carried by a crystalline robotic sculpture called EBIFA, the tooth becomes a newborn entity in outer space and tells the story of a person in this universe.
Lead Artists: Zahra Rasool, Sarah Springer
An immersive, multimedia installation exploring incarceration, erasure and gentrification through the lens of one woman who returns to Harlem after 15 years in prison. The use of interactive VR and AR technologies brings to life this heartfelt story about the reclaiming of space and identity in a changing black community.