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Public Lecture Series featuring Annie Nocenti

Documentary Adventures in Haiti and Pakistan

This event will be streamed live. Please visit our Live Stream page at 7pm on the evening of the event to view the lecture for free.

Making documentary films as an American female in foreign, troubled countries isn’t easy, but it is a fascinating challenge.

After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Annie Nocenti taught filmmaking out of a tent, and over five months made many films with her Haitian students that were viewed worldwide.

In Baluchistan, a tribal province of Pakistan, she made, filmed, photographed and wrote about the trip for DETAILS magazine. Filming tribal lords as they prepared for a jirga, and later in the desert with men that normally live in Purdah (separation of men and women) was a transformative sharing experience, as the very different cultures learned from each other. Her photos reveal a journey into a rarely-seen culture.

The same was true in Haiti. Out in the streets filming every day with Haitians, she found that the experience helped bring both cultures closer. Nocenti photographed rituals such as preparing for Carnival and community voodoo ceremonies. Her stunning photos bring to light a side of Haiti few get to see.

Nocenti will tell anecdotal stories about tribal ways, religious differences, vodou rituals, and the art of falconry. Her slideshow of photographs will take you into worlds few foreigners have access to. Adventure travel can be dangerous and challenging, but what she treasures the most is how disparate cultures can come to a better understanding of each other.

Annie Nocenti is a journalist, writer, editor and filmmaker. After the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 she spent five months producing films — reportage, short docs, a feature documentary, and commissioned PSAs for various NGOs, — with her students at the Cine Institute in Jacmel, Haiti. She sold the short documentary series she produced with her students to CBC TV Canada. She received a Humanitarian Award for her work from the Tulsa International Film Festival. Her journalism has appeared in Details, Utne, Stop Smiling, PRINT, Filmmaker, Scenario, and more. She has written about Baluchistan (The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World, Anthony Bourdain’s Best Travel Writing 2008) and made a documentary about the art of falconry (with Wendy Johnson) Disarming Falcons (2014), which was chosen for DOCNYC and many other film festivals. Nocenti taught “bootcamp filmmaking” in the Arctic Circle to Indigenous Peoples, to Native Americans in Tulsa, and to at-risk teenagers in Kingston, NY. She has taught journalism in the South Bronx and Mexico. Her series about teaching in Haiti, Goudou Goudou, can be found on Nocenti is also known for her comic books, writing action heroes such as Daredevil and Catwoman.

Date: March 28th, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

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