"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Thursday, August 01, 2013

95 lives

Tanya Sleiman is making a documentary about Helen Levitt. 


(As most of you know, I love everything Helen Levitt.)

I've been in touch with Tanya, and I am excited to see her project unfold. She ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and is well on her way to completing the project.

Here's a bit about Tanya:

"A documentary filmmaker and teacher with a prior career in higher education, Tanya currently teaches film and television production in California and recently taught with NYU Tisch School of the Arts as the 2011 on-site Program Director for documentary film and photography in Cuba. Tanya is drawn to character portraits and visual essays. Her 2008 short essay 'A Chronicle Of Concrete' screened on PBS, in international festivals and US exhibitions, including New York's favorite summer screening series, Rooftop Films. Her 2009 documentary 'Iraq in the USA' was featured on California Public Radio for its vibrant collective portrait of Iraqi refugees in a new wave of migration to US shores. In 2008, Tanya dove into her exploration of Helen Levitt’s legacy, sharing a 30-minute film version at Cantor Arts Center for their exhibit 'In a New York Minute: Photographs by Helen Levitt' (April, 2011).

And here's a two-minute trailer for "95 Lives."

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