Welcome to episode three of where to from here, a podcast series hosted by artist Jes Reyes. Its formation is both a result and a response to postponing Moonplay Cinema's first season of in-person programming due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Today's episode features Andrea Shaker.
Andrea Shaker is a professor of art at the College of St. Benedict | St. John’s University. She earned her BA from Georgetown University and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. Her films have screened at the Walker Art Center, Mizna’s Arab Film Festival, and Altered Esthetics Film Festival. Her written work home. not home. (bayt. laysa bayt.) is included in the publication Women, Citizenship, and Photographies (Liverpool University Press). She is a 2019 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist initiative grant. She serves on the Executive Board of New Arab American Theater Works.
View clips from Andrea's film ON BAYT here.
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Theme music by Jes Reyes.
Original recording date: December 5, 2020