ViewFinders Film Festival - Adelphi University Alumni Showcase with Peggy Cassidy
Join us as we take a look at how some of our recent alumni have used filmmaking as a tool for social justice.
In this session, we will screen several films by our alumni and engage in conversations to learn how they made the leap from student to produced filmmakers and change agents.
Movie Titles: Plastic, Imagining Abolition, Brown
Aria Ly – Plastic
My name is Aria Ly. I was born and raised in Vietnam and moved to the US to attend Adelphi University in 2017. I love movies, films and telling stories. My job now is not filmmaking but I’m still making films here and there in my spare time. Here is my website: http://arialydesign.com/
Praise Odigie – Imagining Abolition
Praise Odigie Paige is a Nigerian-born writer, director and producer. Her films explore the complex inner lives of marginalized women with a deep humanity and intimacy, examining their experiences from a Black feminist gaze. Her short film Simoune, premiered at the Portland Film Festival and played at the 2019 Lake Placid Film Festival.
She recently directed Imagining Abolition, a three-part documentary series for Black Lives Matter. She resides in upstate NY, where she curates collective filmmaking retreats for Black women filmmakers.
Peggy Cassidy, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Adelphi Communications Department. She is the author of BookEnds: The Changing Media Environment of American Classrooms (Hampton Press, 2003) and Children, Media, and American History: Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations (Routledge, 2018). Her teaching and research focus on media history, the history of American childhood, and the role of media in the lives of children.