On YouTube: Talk on Video Essays & Black Lives Matter
On 20 May, in view of our festival focus on activism this year, we spoke with Will DiGravio, Cydnii Wilde Harris and Kevin B. Lee. In the interview with the three co-curators we discussed video essays as a cinematic form of protest and gave a preview of the upcoming presentation of their Black Lives Matter video essay playlist at the 33 FILMFEST DRESDEN.
The 33 FILMFEST DRESDEN takes a look at various phenomena of activism in the context of an artistic and filmic approach. The video essay is an exciting form of expression that can address political contexts in a special way, make social actors visible and set experimental impulses. Especially in the Black Lives Matter movement, video essays have played a decisive role in critically illuminating racist violence, police brutality and systemic inequality.