in this episode, we sit down with caroline mariko stucky, who is a swiss-japanese cinematographer and director from switzerland. she currently lives in new york. we had a conversation with her about growing up mixed in switzerland, the difficulties with being gay in japan, and how these experiences are expressed in her films– “color/blind” and “us”.Read More
caroline’s personal work explores the various shifts and stages that constitute the movement towards empathy. as with any concept imbued with moral cachet, the temptation is to define empathy and then reflexively judge one’s personal experiences relative to this definition… like love, there’s something ineffably unconscious to the experience of empathy, that logic and language fail to capture, and eludes definition. as expressed in her work, caroline doesn’t seek to define concepts such as love or empathy; rather, through her exploration of complex relationships, her films challenge and complicate our understanding of what it means to empathize, and love.Read More
in this episode we sit down with sandra manzanares who is an afro-latina writer and director born in boston, massachusetts, to immigrants from honduras. her short film, like fine silk, has completed its festival circuit and will be online soon. we sat down with sandra to discuss her film as well as her feelings about being afro-latina in the u.s.
our conversation touches upon topics from the politics of black hair, to the african diaspora, afro-latinx representation in the media, the immigrant experience, and radical empathy.Read More
Sandra Manzanares is a filmmaker from the Greater Boston area and just recently completed her Master’s at New York University. Her short film, Like Fine Silk, has completed its festival circuit and is now available online. Sandra’s film “centers on the point of view of a young Afro-Latina as she’s confronted with culture clashes in the intimate setting of a black hair care store. It illuminates experiences that are not widely familiar to the mainstream population and gives voice to often unspoken, uncomfortable misunderstandings in order to promote empathy and dialogue”. We sat down with Sandra to discuss her film as well as her mixed feelings about being Afro-Latina in the U.S.Read More