Mariam Ghani: The Fire This Time

August 6, 2022
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BlackStar Film Festival

Montgomery Theatre
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Image courtesy of the artist.

Image courtesy of the artist.

The Fire This Time, commissioned by Field of Vision, is coming to BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia. The film is a kaleidoscopic trip through the intertwined histories of pandemics, riots, and colonial violence. An archive constantly haunted by its possible collapse. Featuring the voices of science journalist Sonia Shah, poet and literary scholar Anjuli Raza Kolb, medical anthropologist Christos Lynteris, epidemiologist Keiji Fukuda, economist William A. Darity Jr., and historians Nayan Shah, Kellie Carter Jackson, and Nancy Tomes, with closing notes from literary scholar Priscilla Wald and legal scholar Patricia J. Williams.

Saturday 8/6 at 1PM – In-person screening at Penn Live Arts, Montgomery Theater, as part of the shorts program Observer Effect.
Saturday 8/6 at 2PM – Virtual screening via Eventive