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Friday | 17 October 2014

OPENING NIGHT SHORTS, PANEL, AND RECEPTION: EXPLORATION IN THE 4TH DIMENSION

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Friday, October 17, 2014
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Imagine Science Films for opening night of the 7th annual Imagine Science Film Festival at Google New York. The evening will include a shorts screening, panel & reception introducing us to the theme of “time” through the program Exploration in the 4th Dimension followed by a panel moderated by science writer Carl Zimmer. The night’s films investigate color development in butterfly wings, psychological illness from three different perspectives, and Kurt Gödel’s theories on time travel, among many other compelling topics.

Google New York
111 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(Chelsea, Manhattan)

Program: Exploration in the 4th Dimension- Variations on time in science and film

WATCH LIVESTREAM OF PANEL HERE

Films:

Confluence
Butterfly Wing Development
The Weight of Mountains
Through the Hawthorn
Blood Moon Time Lapse #4
Tape Generations
Gödel, Incomplete
Time Crunch
15,000 Volts
Robota
Cascades

Panelists:

Sussman

Rachel Sussman
Rachel Sussman is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn. She has spoken on the TED main stage and at the Long Now Foundation, is a Guggenheim, NYFA and MacDowell Colony Fellow, and is a trained member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Her photographs and writing have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, and NPR’s Picture Show. Her book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, a New York Times Bestseller in Science, was published by the University of Chicago Press in April.​ ​She​ ​was​ ​recently​ ​awarded​ ​the​ ​LACMA​ ​Art​ ​+ Tech Lab grant to​ ​produce​ ​new work exploring Deep Time and deep space in conjunction with SpaceX and NASA JPL. A solo exhibition of Sussman’s work is on view at the Pioneer​ ​Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook, Brooklyn, from September 13 to November 2, 2014.

Aubrey

Aubrey de Grey
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is the biomedical gerontologist who researched the idea for and founded SENS Research Foundation. He received his BA in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000, respectively. Dr. de Grey is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations. He is the author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging (1999) and co-author of Ending Aging (2007). He is the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation.

Fernanda

Fernanda B. Viégas
Fernanda B. Viégas is a Brazilian computational designer best known for her innovative use of data visualization and her pioneering work in open, public data analysis. She currently leads Google’s “Big Picture” research group in Cambridge, MA. Viégas’ artistic visualizations have been exhibited in a number of venues including the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Zimmer

Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer is a popular science writer and blogger, especially interested the study of evolution and parasites. He has written several books and contributes science essays to publications such as The New York Times, Discover, and National Geographic.

Saturday | 18 October 2014

SHORTS: TIME TRAVELOGUES

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SHORTS: TIME TRAVELOGUES

Saturday, October 18, 2014
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm1:00 PM

Join Imagine Science Films shorts program Time Travelogues, exploring historical science across the globe, followed by Q&A. Witness stories inspired by pivotal events of the past, including the discovery of Ebola in 1976, the onset of the atomic era in the 1940s, and NASA’s launch of the Golden Record aboard its spacecraft in 1977.

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
65 W 11th St, Rm 500 Wollman Hall
New York, NY 10011
(Greenwich Village)

Program: Time Travelogues – Historical science across the globe

Q&A Participants:
Adrianne Wortzel (Fumiya Island)
Anna Lindemann (Beetle Bluffs)
Vanessa Gould & Jascha Hoffman (The Atom Bomb)
Jon Noble (Nzara ’76)

Cost: $10 public, $5 students, New School Community Free with ID (RSVP Recommended)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Films:

Sticky
Afronauts
archipelago.ch: Fumiya Island
Beetle Bluffs
Nzara ’76
The Atom Bomb
My Face is in Space

SHORTS: A 16MM HISTORY OF LOOKING

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SHORTS: A 16MM HISTORY OF LOOKING

Saturday, October 18, 2014
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Science and cinema have been connected since the origins of the medium, with film technique often developed for the examination, dissection, and documentation of the world around us. In this program of exceptionally beautiful vintage documentaries from the 16mm collection of Brooklyn film archivist Movie Mike, we’ll look into the methods and history of exotic imaging that places cinema in the service of science. We’ll see high-speed stroboscopic, time-lapse, slow-motion and micrographic imaging, from Doc Edgerton’s original micro-second MIT studies to a universe-spanning film written by Asimov to an idiosyncratic glimpse at the microscopic world from a bible institute. And with all films shown in their lavish original 16mm format!

The 16mm selection will be preceded by the newly rediscovered and restored 1974 documentary “Exploratorium”, a mind-and-eye-bending observation into the exhibits and workings of the eponymous San Francisco science museum in the 1970s. An early work by filmmaker Jon Boorstin, the film was actually nominated for an Academy Award that year.

Movie Mike will be on-hand to present the 16mm program, and “Exploratorium” will be introduced by the museum’s own Samuel Sharkey and Liz Keim!

Spectacle
124 S. 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Program: A 16mm History of Looking

Cost: $5

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Films:

Exploratorium
A 16mm History of Looking 

TRANSFORMATIONS IN TIME AND SPACE: ART AND DESIGN GALLERY SHOWCASE

TRANSFORMATIONS IN TIME AND SPACE: ART AND DESIGN GALLERY SHOWCASE

Saturday, October 18, 2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival collaborates with Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts and Parsons the New School for Design to bring an art exhibit centered around the theme of time. As science and technology advance, our ability to communicate change over time must evolve if we are to engage a diverse audience in informed decision making. Some projects were created by students in the first- year courses Time at Parsons The School for Design and Biology, Art, and Social Justice at Eugene Lang College The New School For Liberal Arts and Parsons The New School for Design. The Stem Cells Across The Curriculum (SCAC) project was a collaborative effort involving students and faculty at The New School over multiple years and the Indiana University based collective Places and Spaces: Mapping Science has donated scientific infographics for the duration of this exhibit. The exhibit focuses on visual literacy to expand our understanding and influence our perception of the “shape” and passage of time as we engage in activities across various spaces.

Skybridge Art Space
Eugene Lang College

65 West 11th St,
New York, NY 10011

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 18: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Gallery will be open October 17 – 24

Cost: FREE

FEATURE & PANEL: THE CREEPING GARDEN

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FEATURE & PANEL: THE CREEPING GARDEN

Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm6:30 PM

Join Imagine Science Films for a film screening of the New York premiere of The Creeping Garden, a feature documentary on the art and science of slime mold, followed by panel discussion with Dr. Oliver Medvedik, Biologist and Co-Founder of DIY lab Genspace, and Orit Halpern, Science Historian and Artist, moderated by Dr. Katayoun Chamany, Founder of the Interdisciplinary Science Program at Eugene Lang College. The films in this program reveal an unseen world: the microstructure of packed snow, crystallization of sugar at a microscopic level, and the slime mold that creeps beneath our feet.

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
63 5th ave University Center Rm 100
New York, NY 10003
(Greenwich Village, Manhattan)

Program: The Creeping Garden – The art & science of slime mold today

Cost: $10 public, $5 students, New School Community Free with ID (RSVP Recommended)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

WATCH G+ LIVESTREAM OF PANEL HERE

Films:

Avalanche Engineers
Microscope Time-Lapse: Sugar Crystalizing out of Solution

The Creeping Garden

Panelists:

Oliver

Dr. Oliver Medvedik
Oliver Medvedik is presently an assistant professor of biology and bioengineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Arts and Scientist-in-Residence at The School of Visual Arts. He is also the Scientific Director and cofounder of the community biotechnology laboratory, Genspace, in Brooklyn.
As an undergrad, he majored in biology at Hunter College, City University of New York. He later obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University, at the laboratory of Dr. David Sinclair, where his dissertation work focused on genetically mapping pathways that underlie the aging process, using budding yeast as a model system.
He also loves mentoring teams for the genetic engineered machines competition (IGEM), where students design and build novel “genetic circuits” and get to program life and also collaborating with artists and designers on bioart related projects.
He is a 2012 TED Fellow and a native New Yorker.

Orit

Dr. Orit Halpern
Dr. Orit Halpern is an assistant professor in History at the New School of Social Research and Eugene Lang College, and an affiliate in the Design Studies MA program at Parsons. Her research is on histories of digital media, cybernetics, cognitive and neuroscience, architecture, planning, and design. Her current book Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason since 1945 (Duke University Press, Fall 2014) is a genealogy of big data and interactivity. Her published works and multi-media projects have appeared in numerous venues including The Journal of Visual Culture, Public Culture, Configurations, Technology and Society, C-Theory, and at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. She has also published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.

Moderated by

Katayoun

Dr. Katayoun Chamany
Dr. Katayoun Chamany is Associate Professor of Biology and founder of the Interdisciplinary Science program at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. It is an undergraduate program focused on teaching science in context and preparing students for interdisciplinary careers. Over the years, her work has migrated the lab bench to the classroom, designing biology and health curricula that incorporate issues of inequity and structural violence using a critical pedagogy to demonstrate how biology and its applications can lead to positive change at the community level. On a national level, she serves as an Expert Workshop Leader and Reviewer for the National Case Study Teaching in Science Project, an ad-hoc reviewer for Life Sciences Education, a member of The Faculty of the 21st Century Project Kaleidoscope, and a SENCER Leadership Fellow (Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities). All of this work seeks to bring context-based science to students from all walks of life. She is a grantee of the New York State Department of Health and is developing an undergraduate curriculum on stem cell science using a social justice frame and she the author of Cell Biology for Life, a collection of educational modules published by Garland publishing.

FEATURE & RECEPTION: THE INFINITE MAN

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FEATURE & RECEPTION: THE INFINITE MAN

Saturday, October 18, 2014
9:00 pm – 11:30 pm8:30 PM

Where would science and sci-fi be without mind-bending time-loop cinema? Seeking to perfect an anniversary trip, an outsider scientist traps himself and his girlfriend in a tangled repetition of a single day, comedy moving aside to reveal a rumination on how we fall into patterns, try to control the uncontrollable, and sometimes even get the self-insight to move forwards and repair our fraying relationships.

Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Program: The Infinite Man – Relationships, obsession, and infinite time-loops.

Cost: $10 public, $5 students

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Film:

The Infinite Man

Sunday | 19 October 2014

WORKSHOP: BACTERIAL TRANSFORMATION IN TIME AND SPACE

WORKSHOP: BACTERIAL TRANSFORMATION IN TIME AND SPACE

Sunday, October 19, 2014
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

bacteria_wkshopJoin the 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival and Eugene Lang College Associate Professor of Biology Katayoun Chamany in a hands-on workshop! Come use living paint to curate artworks in a Petri dish that over time reveal how environmental signals influence the behavior and color of microbial populations. The paints are bacteria, some naturally occurring in a range of colors depending on environmental conditions and others artificially engineered to reveal a color in the presence of a specific environmental signal. This latter genetic technology allows scientists to trace the movement of genes across time and space and ultimately across species, as well as detect environmental toxins in our environments. The results of the work will be showcased in the Gallery Exhibition on the 4th Floor Skywalk in 65 West 11th Street on October 21. For more information contact chamanyk@newschool.edu with Bacterial Tfm in Subject Heading.

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
63 Fifth Avenue, University Center, Room 621
New York, NY 10003
(Greenwich Village)

Workshop: Bacterial Transformation in Time and Space

Cost: Free, RSVP Required

PERFORMANCE: INVENTORY - UNDER OBJECTS UNDER OATH

PERFORMANCE: INVENTORY – UNDER OBJECTS UNDER OATH

Sunday, October 19, 2014
1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In line with the festival theme of “time,” ISF is excited to co-host a long durational performance piece in collaboration with Marina Abramovic Institute. Inventory: Under Objects Under Oath is a long durational performance by writer Chelsea Hodson. Every day for 656 consecutive days, Hodson has used her blog to catalog, photograph, and write about every individual object she owns. On Sunday, October 19th, she will read the project in its entirety. The performance and its accompanying live stream will be presented by Marina Abramovic Institute in collaboration with Imagine Science Films.

Throughout the piece, the audience may submit their own written experience on how their environment has affected them. After all, we are not only genes, but also our environment. The results will be anonymously documented online after the performance.

Performance

The Made in New York Media Center by IFP
30 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(DUMBO, Brooklyn)

Program: Performance: Inventory – Under Objects Under Oath by Chelsea Hodson

Cost: Free

SHORTS: MODERN ANIMALS

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SHORTS: MODERN ANIMALS

Sunday, October 19, 2014
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm1:00 PM

Join Imagine Science Films at The New School to ponder modernity and the nature film. We will explore animal habitats from dens and burrows to the open skies, from urban environments to ocean ecosystems. Coffee and snacks included!

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
65 W 11th St, Rm 500 Wollman Hall
New York, NY 10011
(Greeenwich Village, Manhattan)

Program: Modern Animals – Modernity and the nature film

Cost: $10 public, $5 students, New School Community Free with ID (RSVP Recommended)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Films:

Applied Metacinema
Burrow Cams
The Divide
Frog Embryo Development
Birds
Symphony no. 42
To Fly or Not to Fly
The Wapiti
Flight of a Small Northern Cloudyspot
IR Planet
All What is Somehow Useful
The Coral Reef are Dreaming Again
Slow Life

SHORTS & RECEPTION: TIME CONTROL & 48 HOUR FILM COMPETITION SCREENING

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SHORTS & RECEPTION: TIME CONTROL & 48 HOUR FILM COMPETITION SCREENING

Sunday, October 19, 2014
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Final screening of the six 48 Hour Science-Film Competition shorts, sponsored by Tribeca Film Institute, Nanotronics & Panavision, followed by shorts program Time Control, panel & reception. Explore various concepts that constitute time control: animation, re-animation, and manipulation of time, illustrated through the lens of science fiction.

The Made in New York Media Center by IFP
30 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(DUMBO, Brooklyn)

Program: Time Control – Animation, reanimation and the manipulation of time in sci/fiction

Q&A Participants:
Noriko & Don Carroll (Secrets of the Hummingbird’s Tongue)
Dennis Hlynsky (Small Brains en Masse)

Cost: $10 public, $5 students

Films:

Small Brains en Masse
Living Fossil
Recursion
Division
Kangaroos Can’t Jump Backwards
Flowering Plants – The Right Timing
Secrets of the Hummingbird’s Tongue
Los Andes
IT HAS ALREADY BEEN ENDED BEFORE YOU CAN SEE THE END.
Living Still Life
Compressed 03
Root Tip Regeneration in Arabidopsis

Monday | 20 October 2014

FEATURE: FOCUS ON INFINITY

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FEATURE: FOCUS ON INFINITY

Monday, October 20, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Imagine Science Films at The Museum of the Moving Image for New York premiere of the 2014 feature film, Focus On Infinity, to explore the origin of our existence. Focus on Infinity journeys through the unknown, offering insight into technological development as a means of biological discovery, the structures of our intellect and imaginations, and our perennial desire to understand this world.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave
Queens, NY 11106
(Astoria, Queens)

Program: Focus on Infinity

Cost: Free

Films:

Focus on Infinity

Tuesday | 21 October 2014

FEATURE: JE T'AIME, JE T'AIME (35 MM)

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FEATURE: JE T’AIME, JE T’AIME (35MM)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Imagine Science Films at Anthology Film Archives for a screening of the 1968 French film Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime on 35mm. Experience science narrative at its finest through this epic fictitious story on time travel and memory recall.

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave, Maya Deren Theater
New York, NY 10003
(East Village, Manhattan)

Program: Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime – Time travel & memory recall

Cost: $10 public, $5 students

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

FILMS:

Cristina #2
Circadia
Je T’aime, Je T’aime

SHORTS: NON-SEQUENTIAL RECALL

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SHORTS: NON-SEQUENTIAL RECALL

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Following the feature film, Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime, join us for a continuation on the theme of time and memory for a shorts program, Non-Sequential Recall. The concept of remembering is fraught with questions: what is the line between what is real and what is not? What would it be like to live each day in exactly the same way? Which is worth more to us: the past or the future? The films in this program consider such questions, as they delve into complex ideas surrounding mind, memory, and mental re-arrangement.

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave, Maya Deren Theater
New York, NY 10003
(East Village, Manhattan)

Program: Non-Sequential Recall – Mind, memory, and mental re-arrangement

Q&A Participants:
Jeannette Louie (Amygdala)
Kelly Loudenberg (Permanent Present)

Cost: $10 public, $5 students

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Films:

Blame in on the Seagull
Amygdala
Headspace
Escape from Planet Tar
PermanentPresent
Devil in the Room
The Human Condition
Nostalgic
Baths

Wednesday | 22 October 2014

SHORTS & RECEPTION: INTIMATE PORTRAITS OF LIFESPAN AND DISEASE

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SHORTS & RECEPTION: INTIMATE PORTRAITS OF LIFESPAN AND DISEASE

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Personal monologues dissecting all facets of health from birth to death and the time in between. Narratives range from the fantastical tale of a test subject girl turned into a chimera, to a true account of three New Yorkers and their experiences with lithium and Bipolar. Whether fictional or real, each short illuminates the intricacies and struggles of existence.

The Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave, Carson Family Auditorium
New York, NY 10065
(Upper East Side, Manhattan)

Reception: 6-7 PM

Program: Intimate Portraits of Lifespan and Disease

Q&A Participants:
Shakhbut Saeed al Kaabi (Sequence of Life)

Cost: $10 public, $5 students, Rockefeller Students free

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Films:

Ab Ovo
Our Curse
Airy Me
Stick
Living in Space
Lithium: Manhattan, Manic City
Germanium
Darling
Sequence of a Life
Danielle

 

 

Thursday | 23 October 2014

SHORTS, GALLERY, CONCERT & AWARDS: WE ALREADY LIVE IN THE FUTURE

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SHORTS, GALLERY, CONCERT & AWARDS: WE ALREADY LIVE IN THE FUTURE

Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm7:00 PM

Join us for the 7th Annual Imagine Science Festival’s penultimate event, beginning with a shorts program that focuses on modernity, retrofuture, and the scientific hyperpresent. All awards will be announced afterwards, and the night will conclude with an exciting performance by Neon Indian (DJ set). Also visit the Rachel Sussman gallery at your leisure throughout the evening. Food and drink included!

Pioneer Works 
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(Red Hook, Brooklyn)

Program: We Already Live in the Future – Modernity, retrofuture, and the scientific hyperpresent

Cost:Free, RSVP Recommended (21+ to drink)

SOLD OUT

WATCH G+ LIVESTREAM OF AWARDS HERE

Films:

White Hot Grid
Da Vinci
Copper
Rhizome
Raw Data
OMOTE / Real-time Face Tracking & Projection Mapping
Step Into the World With Your PAL198x
Ballet Meets Robotics
After the Flood
Amnesiac on the Beach
Quanticare

Friday | 24 October 2014

SCREENING, PANEL, AND RECEPTION: CLOSING NIGHT WITH THE MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL

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SCREENING, PANEL & RECEPTION: CLOSING NIGHT WITH THE MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, October 24, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:45 pm

The Imagine Science Film Festival partners with The Margaret Mead Film Festival! Enjoy an evening at the American Museum of Natural History including a shorts program of science documentaries directed by female filmmakers from around the world followed by the feature film, Sepideh, a documentary about a young Iranian woman who dreams of becoming an astronaut. Screening followed by a panel discussion on women in science and film with Berit Madsen, Director of Sepideh, and Wendy Ettinger, award winning Producer and Director in addition to Co-Founder of Gamechanger Films.

American Museum of Natural History
77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenues, Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
New York, NY 10024
(Upper West Side, Manhattan)

Happy hour: 6:00- 7:30 PM

Screening: 7:30-9:45 PM

Program: Science documentaries by female filmmakers followed by the feature film, Sepideh

Panel: Women in science and film with director of Sepideh, Berit Madsen

Cost: $12 public, $10 seniors, $10 students

WATCH G+ LIVESTREAM OF PANEL HERE

Films:

Green Matters
The Lion’s Mouth Opens
Deep Weather
Sepideh

Panelists:

Wendy

Wendy Ettinger
An award-winning producer and director, Wendy Ettinger co-founded Gamechanger Films, the first equity fund dedicated to financing feature films directed by women. Through Gamechanger, she was the Executive Producer of Land Ho; through Chicken & Egg Pictures, she was the Executive Producer of Pariah, directed by Dee Rees. Wendy was also the Executive Producer for the Academy-award nominated documentary, The War Room, directed by Chris Hededus and D.A. Pennebaker. She produced Eye of God (Sundance Film Festival, 1997) and Hotel Gramercy Park (Tribeca Film Festival, 2008), and produced and directed Baby I’m Yours (Tribeca Film Festival, 2003). An ardent activist and philanthropist, Wendy believes deeply in the power of change through media, education, and the arts. As a casting director, she has worked with Ken Loach, Ang Lee, Hal Hartley and James Lapine. She focuses her efforts on the rights of women and girls, education and the revitalization of cities through arts. She serves on the board of Working Films, The Educational Foundation of America, Imagine Science and the 52nd Project, and non-profit organization that brings theater professionals together with inner city children.

Berit

Berit Madsen
Berit Madsen is a social anthropologist and documentary filmmaker from Denmark. She has carried out fieldwork in the Caribbean, Nepal, Niger and Denmark and has produced a number of documentary films as part of her ethnographic research. Her film production lies within the genre of observational cinema, with a strong emphasis on the relationship across the camera and on using the camera as a tool for investigation. Madsen has lectured extensively on ethnographic filmmaking in Denmark, India and Serbia. She has been a member of the working committee of the Nordic Anthropological Film Association since 1991, NAFA Vice General Secretary since 2006, and co-editor of its electronic newsletter NAFA-Network since 1993. Currently she is working on a manuscript for a documentary film project in Iran.