7-9pm in-person in the microcinema

Will also be livestreamed via twitch

  • Mara Ahmed is an interdisciplinary artist and award winning activist filmmaker. Mara’s documentaries center marginalized voices and have focused on communities grappling with nuanced experiences around racism, colonization and islamophobia. She will present a program that incorporates her work with films she has researched and chosen from the VSW archive. Mara will also present clips from her latest film, Return to Sender: Women of Color in Colonial Postcards & the Politics of Representation, which was awarded a NYSCA film grant, and will premiere at a future time in Rochester. 

    The evening will culminate in a discussion with Mara Ahmed facilitated by Hernease Davis, the Assistant Curator of Education and Public Programs.

    This program will also be livestreamed via twitch.tv.

    Suggested: $10 [tickets]


    The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.

             

  • Fatimah Arshad, photographed by Mara Ahmed, while filming "Return to Sender: Women of Color in Colonial Postcards & the Politics of Representation"