Storyville Screening: Place, Story and Interactive Documentary
$5, Free for Scribe members
Michael Kuetemeyer and Anula Shetty in person
Media artists Michael Kuetemeyer and Anula Shetty will present their recent work creating mobile media apps to explore new ways of experiencing a place and the oral histories that surround it. Explore Kilauea Volcano is an interactive documentary/mobile app project that provides an immersive experience of the rich and diverse geologic landscape of Kilauea, an active volcano in the Hawaiian Islands that ranks among the world's most active volcanoes. Kuetemeyer and Shetty will talk about their process of filming the volcanic terrain, gathering archival materials and stories of the people who live around the volcano and using apps as a platform to distribute community and creative media.
Michael Kuetemeyer is an award winning producer and teacher of experimental and documentary media. He is currently Associate Professor at Temple University’s Department of Film & Media Arts. As a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award, he taught television production at Universities and media art centers in India. He received his MFA in Radio-Televison-Film from Temple University. His work has been broadcast on Public Television and screened nationally and internationally at film festivals, galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art - NY. He is a founding member and co-director of Termite TV Collective, a non-profit organization whose mission is to produce, distribute and facilitate the creation of experimental and activist media. He is currently working on an interactive documentary about the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.
Anula Shetty received her MFA in Film & Media Arts from Temple University. She is a co-director of Termite TV Collective, a group of video artists who produce experimental and activist media. Her work has been broadcast on PBS and screened at festivals and museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art & The Flaherty Film Seminar. Her work includes the documentary Kamaka‚eha, Aching Eye (Grand Prize, U.S. Super8 Film Fest) and the short fiction film Paddana, Song of the Ancestors (Best First Film, Mumbai International Film Festival). Anula is a recipient of three Media Arts Fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She received a 2004 Project Involve Fellowship from the Independent Feature Project, two Independence Foundation Fellowships in 2003 and 2011 and a 2007 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award. Anula has taught film and video production at Arcadia University, University of the Arts, Asian Arts Initiative, Scribe Video Center and the Reichhold Arts Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is currently working on a documentary A Womb of Oneʻs Own"about the fertility and surrogacy industry in India.
Storyville is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.