BY WAY OF CANARSIE


DIR. EMILY PACKER & LESLEY STEELE
2021 / USA / 14 MINS



After years of neglect by the City of New York and the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the coastal community of Canarsie, Brooklyn wants more. Using a variety of formats, this experimental series of vignettes explores Canarsie’s unique relationship to the water through recreation, resiliency, and the community’s imagination of the future.





CREDITS

Produced By SHIRIN GHAFFARY & UNIONDOCS

Edited By EMILY PACKER & LESLEY STEELE

Directors of Cinematography EMILY PACKER & LESLEY STEELE

Sound By VODOU

Music By IGLOOROYALTY

Featuring JOSLYN CARTER, THERESA CERVERA, MARIA GARRETT,

DOROTHY LEE, JEFFERY STRONG & CURTIS ZUNIGHA






OFFICIAL SELECTION

THIRD HORIZON FILM FESTIVAL

Miami, FL

June 2021
PRISMATIC GROUND FILM FESTIVAL

Virtual

April 2021

DOC NYC

New York, NY

November 2020
BETTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL

Detroit, MI

October 2020


TWIN CITIES BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

Minneapolis, MN

October 2020



BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL

Philadelphia, PA

August 2020



ABOUT EMILY PACKER


Emily Packer is an experimental non-fiction filmmaker with an interest in border culture and geography. Emily was a fellow in the 2018-2019 Collaborative Studio at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, and is a proud alumna of the Anomalous Hampshire College. Her work has been screened across the country, including at Anthology Film Archives, Blackstar Film Festival, Doc NYC, and others, including a three-day border art event that she organized in San Diego-Tijuana called “Arte on the Line”. In addition to her independent work, Emily is a freelance editor, producer, and serves on programming committees for film festivals in New York City. Emily collects voicemails for future use; consider yourself notified

You can find Emily on Instagram, Twitter, and her website.








ABOUT LESLEY STEELE


Lesley Steele is a visual storyteller with a background in video & film production and digital design. Originally a New York City native from the Bronx, Lesley obtained a BFA in design technology from Parsons New School for Design and a masters in directing from the School of Visual Arts. She writes, directs and edits short and long-form video. Inspired by avant-garde experimental film, her work reflects the juxtaposition of mediums including 16mm and analog tape to explore new meaning in the moving image. Previously, Lesley has worked as a shooter and editor for Genius News, and a digital designer at MTV, Nickelodeon, Buzzfeed and HBO.

You can find Lesley on Instagram, Twitter, and her website.





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