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  • American Sign Language interpretation in-person
    ASL Interpretation

In person

with Ayoka Chenzira, Iyabo Kwayana, Charlotte Hong, and Vashti Harrison, moderated by Carrie Hawks

This conversation brings together kindred animators of color who have brought a whimsical, intimate and alive quality to their practice. Using hand and computer drawings, models and puppets, these storytellers explore themes of identity, self exploration and healing in their work. From Ayoka Chenzira’s Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People (1984), Carrie Hawks’ black enuf* (2016) and Iyabo Kwayana’s By Water (2022), their works represent tender and visually compelling ways to tell personal and culturally relevant stories. They will also discuss the collaborative process of animation and the particularities of this form to wider filmmaking craft.

View the panelists’ work here.

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Iyabo Kwayana


Vashti Harrison


Charlotte Hong


Ayoka Chenzira


Carrie Hawk


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