Representation in Filmmaking with Caleb Abrams
March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm EDT
Wednesday, March 11, 7–9 pm
Free and open to the public
As a filmmaker, what does it mean to represent a community? How do you impart the emotion of another person’s experience? Join filmmaker and Spring 2020 Workspace Resident, Caleb Abrams for a conversation on the questions above through a behind the scenes look at his practice.
Caleb Abrams is an Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) filmmaker and multimedia artist based out of what is currently considered Buffalo, New York. Raised on the Seneca’s Allegany Territory, much of his work emerges from the social, historical, and cultural background of the Seneca. Abrams has written and produced multiple independent short films and videos for the Seneca Nation, Seneca-Iroquois National Museum/Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center, and Odawi Law PLLC. He has also produced work in collaboration with PBS-WNED-TV, Vision Maker Media, Skipping Stone Pictures, and Toward Castle Films. Lake of Betrayal (2017), the award-winning national public television documentary on which Abrams served as the associate producer, examines the impact of the Kinzua Dam on the Seneca Nation – a topic much of his work has explored. Abrams’ films have been presented at universities, historical societies, libraries, museums, high schools, and community and cultural resource organizations throughout Haudenosaunee Territory and the Northeast.
The Spring 2020 session of Workspace Residency is sponsored by Hostel Buffalo-Niagara.
Image: Caleb Abrams, The Burning of My Coldspring Home(in-progress)