Artists' Television Access

Affects of Displacement,’ an evening of films with S. Smith Patrick

Friday, March 23, 2018, 8:00 pm, $7-$10

Tonight screening is a celebration of the work of S. Smith Patrick both as filmmaker and director of the photography, she is a documentary filmmaker and photographer living in the Mission. Her work explores human rights and social issues, mostly as they affect women and children.
Seeing Siem Reap (27 mins. 2015)
A group of Cambodian street kids have a unique opportunity to participate in a photography and dance workshop, empowering them with creative expression, hope for an education and the chance for life off the streets of Siem Reap. Seeing Siem Reap explores the amalgam of ancient culture, poverty, global tourism and the power of creative expression through the lives of these children.
Her Iran (6 mins.) Three Iranian women reflect on stereotypes Americans have about them. Recorded during the week that Shirin Ebadi became the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel prize.
Welcome to the Neighborhood , Dir: Pam Uzzell
Director of Photography, S. Smith Patrick, 27 mins., 2018
When artist Mildred Howard, daughter of legendary Berkeley activist Mable Howard, loses her South Berkeley home due to soaring rental prices, it costs Berkeley a piece of its history and its legacy. This story of an African American family illuminates both personal
power to create possibilities in adversity, and the broader issue of gentrification and a housing crisis that threatens a community’s diversity.
Filmmaker Bio: Pamela Uzzell is an award-winning documentary producer, director and editor. Her feature-length documentary, Unearthing the Dream, featured on Arkansas Public Television as part of their independent producer series, won Best Documentary at the Arkansas Black Independent Film Festival, as well as an Indie Award of Merit. A graduate of Brown University, with an MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University, Uzzell has also worked on over twenty feature films in post-production, including Godfather III, Terminator 2, and Dead Poets’ Society. Uzzell is a member of the Bay Area Video Coalition, The San Francisco Film Society, and The Deep East Art Collective. Her new film, Welcome to the Neighborhood won the Grand Festival Award at the Berkeley Video Film Festival.

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