The University of Massachusetts Boston Film Series—an initiative of the Chancellor's Office to showcase innovative and thought-provoking filmmakers and their work— continues today at 7PM with the film BLACK OUT and Filmmaker Q&A with Eva Weber. Free and open to the public.
Every day during exam season, as the sun sets over Conakry, Guinea, hundreds of school children begin a nightly pilgrimage to the airport, petrol stations and wealthy parts of the city, searching for light. This evocative documentary tells the story of these children’s inspiring struggle for education in the face of the country’s own fight for change.
BIO: Originally from Germany, Eva Weber is a London-based filmmaker working in both documentary and fiction. Her award-winning films have screened at numerous international film festivals, broadcast on UK and international television, and shown at art exhibitions and museums. Black Out received its world premiere in 2012 at IDFA, and won the award for Best Short Documentary at the FIFE Environmental Film Festival in Paris and the Jury Award at the Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival. Weber is currently in development with a number of feature projects, including the fiction feature Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name based on the novel by Vendela Vida.
The UMass Boston Film Series pays particular attention to emerging and iconic directors of acclaimed documentaries that have obtained recognition for their unique, relevant, and exceptional cinematic efforts. The Series hosts filmmakers for in-person Q&As moderated by curator and lecturer Chico Colvard. The Film Series also partners with UMass Boston faculty, film industry insiders, and local organizations to participate in post-screening panel discussions about the issues central to the featured films. Ultimately, the UMass Boston Film Series aims to create a synergy of place around the moving image.
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