Jeannette Ehlers’s performative and cinematic universes delve into ethnicity and identity inspired by her own Danish and Caribbean background. Her pieces revolve around big questions and difficult issues, such as Denmark’s role as a slave nation—a part of the Danish cultural heritage–which often gets overlooked in the general historiography.
Born in 1961 in Larache, Morocco, Hassan Hajjaj is a contemporary Moroccan artist known for his photography, printed fabrics, and films. In perhaps his best known series, ‘Kesh Angels, Hajjaj captures the unique street culture of young female bikers in Marrakesh, set within frames of consumer products, including Coca-Cola and Louis Vuitton
Alain Gomis is a French director of Bissau Guinean and Senegalese origins. In 2002, The Afrance, his first feature film, won the Silver Leopard in Locarno and in 2013, his third feature film, “Tey” was selected at the 62nd Berlin Film Festival and won the Golden Stallion and Fespaco, a first for a Senegalese film.
Sephora Woldu is an Eritrean American writer/filmmaker based in San Francisco. Named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film, she has also earned numerous awards from festivals around the world for her debut feature length narrative film, Life is Fare.
Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Tuan Andrew Nguyen was born in Sai Gon, Viet Nam. His work explores strategies of political resistance through rituals, the making of objects, supernaturalism and the impact of mass media on these moments of resistance. He initiated The Propeller Group in 2006, a platform that’s someplace between an art collective and an advertising company.