News: Film Maker Natasha Kelly Hosts Screening For Modern Languages Students
Posted February 28, 2019
On February 25th, director, writer, curator, and scholar activist, Natasha Kelly, hosted a film screening inviting Georgia Tech students at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Natasha A. Kelly’s documentary feature Milli’s Awakening (Millis Erwachen), which premiered at the 10. Berlin Biennale in 2018, and won the 2018 Black Laurel Award, immerses in the thought and emotions of “Milli” by zooming in on eight Black female artists living in contemporary Germany. These women of various generations discuss their challenges in and with German art institutions, visual representation, and political and social exclusion. Their biographical narratives moreover show to what extent art can serve as a means to form a self-determined identity, and as a ‘remedy’ to alleviate lived emotional isolation and social oppression. Natasha A. Kelly is a writer, curator, and scholar activist. In her works, she portrays collective experiences of Black Germans contrary to the usual formats of German mainstream society. The documentary was shown in German with English subtitles and was followed by a Q&A with the director.