Pratt Institute | 200 Willoughby Ave
Location: Engineering Building, Room 307, Pratt Brooklyn Campus
Performance and Performance Studies @ Pratt Presents a Black History Month event:
Performance and Perceptions of a Black Frame: Behind the Scenes with Emir Lewis
In the context of #BlackLivesMatter and @OscarsSoWhite how are perceptions of Black images framed in the public consciousness?
In this presentation/interview editor, producer, videographer and professor, Emir Lewis will talk about his 20+ years career in filmmaking and television (including six Emmy nominations), his commitment to independent films, documentaries, and bringing enriching aspects of Black culture to life. He will also discuss how Black editors and sound designers are critical to the perception of Black images and performance around the world.
Emir Lewis is a film and television editor for documentaries and film. His long list of credits began with Slam which won awards at Sundance and Cannes. Other titles include HBO's O.J. – A Story in Black & White, PBS's Two Towns of Jasper, and MTV’s I Sit Where I Want. He has also parlayed his editing experience into a producer/director role for PBS's In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. His latest project, Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, for which he served as editor and associate producer, opened in theaters across the country this past summer. Mr. Lewis teaches film editing at New York University.
This event is free and open to the public.