In celebration of International Womens Day on March 8, 2021, the Forum for Cultural Engagement, the United States Embassy and the American Center in Moscow will launch Frame Work, a six-part screening series featuring short films by Russian and American women filmmakers with a post-screening discussion facilitated by a moderator with the two filmmakers. Translation will be provided.
The screenings present unique pairings of films by Russian and American women filmmakers showcasing diverse narrative, experimental, documentary, and animation films. The moderators facilitating the discussion with the filmmakers include film scholars, film writers and critics and literary writers.
Frame Work is an initiative of the Forum for Cultural Engagement, curated by Cynthia Madansky.
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM Moscow time
(18+) Eight Images from the Life of Nastya Sokolova by Vladlena Sandu and Alena Kotova, 2018, 30 min.: Anastasia Sokolova graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in Russia with a degree in journalism, but her professional journey was as a collector in the bank to the administrator in a cheap illegal bordello.
(18+) Three Songs About Liberation by Cauleen Smith, 2017, 10 min.: Three women declaim excerpts from Gerda Lerner’s book Black Women in White America (1972), from memory, to the camera. Shot in the South Side of Chicago, this simple gesture summons up several stories of African-American women during the time of slavery. While confrontational, there is pride in the women’s delivery.
Moderator for post-screening discussion: Maria Muzdybaeva, a writer, journalist, and translator based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
This event is hosted on Zoom - to join the virtual conversation please create a Zoom account beforehand. When registering below, please submit your valid email address to receive a link to the Zoom meeting 30 minutes before the session begins. To join other AMC Online programs, please check the American Center’s website and TimePad calendars.