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Nina Menkes

Director & Producer: Brain Washed: Sex-Camera-Power
Panellist: Seducing Audiences: Understanding the Craft and Politics Behind the Male Gaze in Cinema

Called “Brilliant, one of the most provocative artists in film today,” by The Los Angeles Times, and a “Cinematic Sorceress” by The New York Times, Menkes’ films synthesize inner dream worlds with brutal, outer realities. Her work has been shown widely at major international film festivals, including Sundance (four feature premieres), the Berlinale, Locarno, Toronto, and MOMA in NYC. She has had numerous international retrospectives and her early work has been selected for restoration by the Academy Film Archive and Scorsese’s Film Foundation with funding from the Hobson Lucas Foundation. Menkes is a Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow and on the faculty at California Institute of the Arts.