Nefertiti's Daughters

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Wed, 12/09/2015 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Mark Nickolas | 40 min, USA, Egypt, 2014

NYC Premiere!

A story of women, art and revolution, Nefertiti’s Daughters documents the critical role that revolutionary street art played—and continues to play—during the political uprisings since the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Conversations with prominent Egyptian women artists and activists from different generations, including Bahia Shehab, Mira Shihadeh and Salma Samy, weave throughout the vibrant documentary's narrative. As the women discuss their work and the ways that it is inspired by and responds to a violent and complicated political environment, we are reminded of how art has always been a powerful tool in the ongoing fight for civil and human rights.

Post-Screening Q&A

Director/Producer Mark Nickolas is a long-time veteran of US Democratic politics, most notably as an aide to then Vice President Al Gore and later managed a number of gubernatorial and congressional campaigns across the country before emerging as a prominent figure in the political media world. Prior to the accolades for Nefertiti's Daughters, Mark earned considerable national media coverage from NPR, CNBC, and The Atlantic for his first short documentary film, My Life in the Canyon of Heroes (2013), a Smithsonian magazine finalist, which had its theatrical premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Story Consultant Deirdre Boyle is a media historian, critic, curator, and psychotherapist. She has published eight books, including a history of video documentaries throughout the 1970s, and is currently writing on the films of Errol Morris. Her essays on independent video and film have appeared in scholarly and popular journals such as College Art Journal, The Village Voice and Wide Angle, among many others. Her honors include Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, and the New School’s Distinguished Teaching Award. She is Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School, and has also taught at NYU, City College/CUNY, Fordham University, Rutgers University, and Moscow State University. She been a guest curator for the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Brussels Video Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art, and programmed independent film and video series for public and cable television.

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This event is a part of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community.

Film courtesy of Icarus Films.

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