Join us for SIFTMEDIA 215 Live! Calling on the Ancestors: Thursday Oct. 29th 7PM EST

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CALLING ON THE ANCESTORS is the final screening of our Fall 2020 season of SIFTMedia 215 LIVE! The program is a collection of short films by members and affiliates of our collective. We hope that our last screening of the fall will be a time to reflect on our ancestors and on all the gifts they have given us.

We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman

(2019, 4:34) dir. Nadine Patterson

We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman is a meditation on resistance, history and nature. Professor Sanchez’s words speak to us today as many in America struggle to find their own liberation. 

Letters from the Ancestors: Stephen E Moses, Jr 

(2018, 4:15 min)  dir. Lois Moses

Camp Zachary Taylor – 2nd Lt. Stephen Edward Moses, “Grandpop” Letter to his father,  August 1918 – Read by Grand Daughter Lois A. Moses.

To My Motherland 

(2016, 4:52 min) dir. Kristal Sotomayor 

Blending together both family photographs and home videos, “To My Motherland” is a personal essay that explores the complexities of immigration to the United States and the difficulties of returning to the Peruvian motherland.


(2020, 5:00) dir. Tatiana Bacchus

Return To

(2020, 5:00) by Eboni Zamani

The passing of her Great-grandmother has left many unanswered questions for Eboni, mainly ones around identity. She begins to explore who and where she comes from.

Blood, Water and Blues

(2017, 10:57) by Jos Duncan

This experimental short film is a poetic exploration of the filmmakers’ existential crisis at the ensue of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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