Open Secret with Guest Curator Nataleah Hunter-Young

26 + 27 October 2024
1 pm

Screening, Conversation + Workshop

Screening and Conversation
26 October 2024, 1 pm
The Screening Room,  120 Princess St, Kingston, ON

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27 October 2024, 1 pm
AGNES, Rideau Building, 207 Stuart St, Kingston, ON

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All events are free and open to all. Register as space is limited.

An ongoing series composed of screenings, conversations, artist talks and workshops, Open Secret is committed to thinking through the terrain of coerced migration, dispossession, and displacement through the liberatory modes of cinema that inspire us to think differently about borders and access.

Dr Nataleah Hunter-Young (she/they) is a writer, film curator, and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. At the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), she is the International Programmer responsible for feature selections from Africa and Arab West Asia. Dr Hunter-Young has supported festival programming at TIFF since 2017, as well as programming for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Durban International Film Festival in South Africa. Her research interests span the fields of Black Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies, focusing particularly on Black cultural production, political economy, media industry studies, research-creation, integrated arts and creative practice. Dr Hunter-Young was consulting producer on the Criterion Collection’s 10th anniversary disk release of Dee Rees’ landmark film Pariah (2011) in 2021, and her writing has appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, Criterion Channel, Public: Art | Culture | Ideas, The Conversation, Xtra, and Canadian Art, among other publications. Born and raised in Toronto, Dr Hunter-Young holds a joint Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University and Toronto Metropolitan University.

Curated by Nasrin Himada, Associate Curator, Academic Outreach and Community Engagement in partnership with the Department of Gender  and Black Studies.

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