Sarah Shamash + MHIS 429 invite ECUAD students and instructors to join them for a talk + conversation presented by Barbara Chirinos! Through film clips, trailers and casual discussion, Barbara Chirinos will look at the history of Black horror films and the roles of African Americans in the film genre.
Attendees should arrive at Reliance Theatre at 3:50pm, February 13th.
Barbara is an independent Curator and Producer. She is the founder and co-curator for VIFF Celebrates Black History Month, entering its 8th year at the Vancity Theatre. Working closely with Artistic Director Margo Kane (Full Circle First Nations Performance), Barbara served as the Feature film & Lead Curator of the NFB Indigenous Short Film Program for the 2017 Drum is Calling Festival. Barbara also co-created (with Mexican artist Ari De La Mora) and produced the International Day of the Dead Exhibit and Tour on Granville Island. She has produced several community engaging events including Afro Hair Savoir Fair (celebrating Black hair and in all its glory through film and partnerships), Feast on Film (bringing lovers of food and film together). Her recent projects include programming and executing the Battered Women’s 40 Years Later gala at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre, featuring Tarana Burke, founder of the #ME TOO Movement. She also served as Production Coordinator for the 1st Annual Feminists Deliver Conference, bringing together an array of Canadian and North American social justice activists and delegates. Barbara served as Executive Director of the Granville Island Cultural Society and as Managing Director of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. She currently teaches Festival Management at Capilano University and sits on the Boards of The Vancouver Jazz Festival, The Bridge Society, Working Spark Theatre and Haida Gwaii Film Festival.