Now in it’s 21st year, the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC continues to integrate ROOTS members into the festival in a myriad ways. Led by longtime ROOTS Member and former Executive Committee Chair Dan Brawley, Cucalorus is a non-competitive festival focused on supporting innovative artists and encouraging creative exchange. Dan is joined by several other ROOTers on the Cucalorus staff: Nicole Garneau (Operations Manager), Jackie Olive (Engagement Coordinator), and Jess Solomon (Works-in-Progress Coordinator). During the festival, ten other ROOTers will descend on Wilmington to show films, emcee, host a ROOTS Rhizome event, and more.
If you’re in or around Wilmington from November 11-15, join your fellow ROOTers at Cucalorus! And even if you’re not, visit Cucalorus’ Kickstarter, watch their promo video (which features an animated Dan Brawley surrounded by monsters), and throw a few (or more!) dollars at them by Tuesday, October 27.
ROOTS Rhizome @ Cucalorus: “Ladyparty” Social Justice Cocktail hour
Thursday, November 12, 5:00pm
This social event highlights women doing ground-breaking work in technology, film, and entrepreneurship. The program will include a short presentation about Alternate ROOTS and encourage networking among local social justice organizations.
ROOTers Showing Films
Keynote for the CONNECT Conference
Social Justice Facilitators
This team facilities dialogue around Cucalorus’ Works-in-Progress and VOICES films. Socially aware and politically challenging, the films in these series comprise a showcase of powerful messages about significant socio-political issues from around the world.
Ashley Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)
Omari Fox (City, South Carolina)*
These folks introduce each film, (sometimes) in costume.
Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully – through Dancealorous and associated professional development offerings merging dance and film – and Mayaba Liebenthal, ROOTS Communications Manager, attending for the first time!
*Omari Fox is also a Cucalorus Board Member