Past Features

February 9, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 2)

Lehman Staff Member to Screen Documentary at MoMA

Jennifer Fasulo, a SEEK supplemental instruction and tutoring coordinator, has been invited to present her documentary, "Primetime: Fighting Back Against Foreclosure," at the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) Documentary Fortnight Film Festival. The film will be shown alongside other entries on Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m. and Monday, February 16, at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; and $6 for students.

The 23-minute-long film chronicles the experience of two women from the New York City area who have been through the foreclosure process. The film breaks down the complex issues of the subprime mortgage industry into easy-to-understand language and exposes the disproportionate impact of the foreclosure crisis on women and people of color communities.

Fasulo became involved in the project when she took part in a six-month video and film workshop offered through Third World Newsreel, an alternative media arts organization that emphasizes works by and about women and people of color. She worked with fellow student Manauvaskar Kubiall to write, research, film, produce, and edit the film.

Fasulo says she signed up for the workshop after teaching a women's studies course and becoming frustrated at the lack of video resources available. Through Third World Newsreel's workshop she learned the production skills necessary to see her project through to completion. "Third World Newsreel is a great way for people who can't afford to go to film school to get hands-on film-making experience," she says.

Visit the MoMA Website for information on Saturday's screening, or for Monday's screening.