Posted on May 2, 2017 · Posted in IMA

Tami Gold and Sha Sha Feng, both professors of the IMA/MFA program, are part of the Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories 2017 – Immigrant Activism: The Role of Independent Filmmakers.

An excerpt from their art installation Surveillance: Silence = Death is part of the Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories, a free screening series of work by women filmmakers focusing on the immigrant experience throughout the five boroughs of New York City. This series showcases a themed exhibition of short and feature-length films.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 6:30PM
Finback Brewery, 78-01 77th Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Screening followed by a Q&A and reception with the filmmakers with free beer and snacks.
Free Admission. RSVP in advance to reserve seats.

About the art installation:
Within days of the attack on 9/11, souvenir decks of playing cards were sold around ground zero vilifying the Iraqi military. The people portrayed on these cards appear ominous with black shadows while others were distorted photos. Another deck of cards were also sold called “Operation Iraqi Freedom – US Military Heroes” which promoted the US military. Years later there has been an increase in hate crimes against Muslims and an upsurge in the surveillance of all Americans. This multi-media installation explores the roots and growth of Islamophobia and its many repercussions on people’s lives.