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A/CA Members at the 2022 Orphan Film Symposium

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Congratulations to A/CA members who are presenting their research at this year's Orphan Film Symposium on June 15-18, 2022 in person at Concordia University. Consider checking out these exciting presentations! 

More information can be found here.

Select portions of the 2022 Orphan Film Symposium can be watched live on the NYU Cinema Studies Vimeo site. Instructions on how to view the live stream can be found here.

Don’t miss the A/CA-sponsored special event “Making Counter-Archives” on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 8PM  (LB building, de Sève Cinema). 

Opening remarks: Haidee Wasson (Concordia U) Bienvenue à Tiohtià:ke 

Opening screening: The Vulnerable Media Lab presents Iré a Santiago (Sara Gómez, Cuba, 1964), new restoration.

Making Counter-Archives

Debbie Ebanks Schlums and Janine Marchessault (York U). Artists in Residence with the Archive/Counter-Archive Project.


  • Federica FogliaInnesti Neri e Bianchi [White and Black Grafts] (2022) 

  • Jean-Pierre MarchantA Life on the Borderlands (2021)

  • Sharon Isaac & Kelsey DiamondThunder Rolling Home (2019)  
  • Pamila Matharustuck between an archive and an aesthetic (2019)  

  • Jennifer Dysart, Keewatin Missions films (1950s) & Caribou in the Archive (2019)   

  • Chris ChongPropaganda (2021-22)

  • Nada El-Omari, Yaffa (2019) 

  • Nadine ValcinOrigines (2021)

Roundtable with Jennifer Dysart, Jean-Pierre Marchant, Pamila Matharu, Nadine Valcin, moderated by Janine Marchessault.

Don’t miss these exciting presentations from A/CA members!


Thursday, June 16
Panel Presentations: 

  • 9:30am. On Counter-Archives / opening remarks. With Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia U)
  • 9:30am-11am. Black Atlantic/Black Pacific: Archives, Restitution, Activism. With Susan Lord, Brandon Hocura, Michelle O’Halloran, Sylvia Nowak (Queen’s U). Apparitions: The Vulnerable Media Lab Projects and Sara Gómez  
  • 2:15pm-4pm. Africa (as seen from abroad). Moderated by Catherine Russell (Concordia U) 


Friday, June 17
Panel Presentations:

  • 9:30am-11am. Hidden at Home. With: Ryan Conrad (Concordia U): “The Death of the Videomaker: Gay Men’s AIDS Tapes of 1980s and ’90s Canada.” Moderated by May Chew (Concordia U)
  • 4:15pm-6pm. Work & Play Internationale. Moderated by Charles Acland (Concordia U)


  • 8:00pm. Women of Cuba & Suriname: New Film Restorations. The Vulnerable Media Lab presents Guanabacoa: Crónica de mi familia (Sara Gómez, Cuba, 1966) 


Saturday, June 18
Screenings & Panel Presentations:

  • 11:45am-1:00pm. Black Panther Chariot. Moderated by Debbie Ebanks Schlums (York U)
  • 8:00pm. Two Sons & Sales Femmes. Louis Pelletier (U of Montreal) presents “Sponsored Films, Lecturers, and Les deux fils de monsieur Dubois (Gordon Sparling, Canadian Forestry Association, 1928).” Premiere of restoration by Canadian Educational, Sponsored & Industrial Film Project;  musical accompaniment by Andrei Castanon. Laura Horak (Carleton U) and Maggie Hennefeld (U of Minnesota) present: “Screening Cinema’s First Nasty Women: Pranks (1909), Laughing Gas (1907), La Pile électrique de Léontine (Betty’s Electric Battery, 1910), Fatty and Minnie He-Haw (1914, introduced by Kickapoo artist Arigon Starr), The Red Girl and the Child (James Young Deer, 1910, with Red Wing; introduced by Cherokee scholar Liza Black).” Original music by Gerson Lazo, Teri Lyne Carrington, Yael Archer, Eliot Britton, Don Ross.