We got a chance to talk to the amazing film essayist, professor and academic writer Shilyh Warren this week about DVF’s latest installment: Women and the Movies They Make in an interview she kindly granted on Monday. She granted us great insight to her process of curation.
Shilyh talked to us about some of the best films presented in this upcoming March 25th program taking place at Alamo Drafthouse Richardson which includes all the amazing women you haven’t yet heard about who . . . surprise, surprise have been making awesome films all along, well before the manipulative nature of Hollywood (and many other “official structures” for that matter) was exposed in the midst of the #metoo scandal.
In this clip Warren elaborates on Palestinan filmmaker Mona Hatoum’s work that is a series of letters to her mother as she wrestles with the concept of diaspora.
Presented by Dallas Video Fest in part with Women in Film Dallas and Flicks by Chicks. Special thanks to Women Make Movies, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Dallas Film Commission. This organization is funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.
Assistant Professor of Aesthetics and Film Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, Shilyh Warren’s essays on documentary and feminist filmmaking have appeared in Camera Obscura, South Atlantic Quarterly, Signs, Jump Cut, and Mediascape. She is also the co-editor of a special feature on feminist pedagogy and cinematic violence for Films for the Feminist Classroom.