Discussion with filmmaker Victor Masayesva
Indigenous Cinema: A Discussion with Victor Masayesva
Join Prof. Angelica Lawson and her students in a discussion with renowned filmmaker Victor Masayesva. Masayesva will introduce and discuss his film-making practice, his photographic work, and his role as an educator and producer.
Continuing to reside in the village of Hoatvela, Masayesva has been honored with numerous awards including the University of Arizona Distinguished Alumni Award, the Gold Hugo at Chicago Festival, Two Rivers Visionary Award, Taos Festival’s distinguished filmmaker award, and the American Film Institute’s Maya Deren Award. Masayesva is a Hopi Independent filmmaker who has been at the forefront of experimental filmmaking in the Native American media community and a prominent advocate for the indigenous aesthetic from the international community. He has also curated programs and been a resident artist at several art centers, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Chicago Art Institute in Chicago. Internationally, he has been a guest artist and juror at Bolivia’s IX Indigenous film festival, Ecuador and the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada as well several countries including Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Germany, France and Italy. His films and videos are available in several languages including Hopi, English, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
Masayesva was also present at a screening of his film Itam Hakim Hopiit on Tuesday, April 15.
This discussion occurred on Wednesday, April 16th, at 2:30 PM in 125 Nolte.