Winter Speaker Series: Julie Mallozzi
February 1, 2020 2:00 pm Griswold House
"The Documentarian: Telling Global Stories"
Julie Mallozzi, Documentary Filmmaker and multimedia installation artist
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Julie Mallozzi explores cultural identity, historical memory, and social justice issues through her thought-provoking films and transmedia work. She is drawn to personal stories of individuals “repurposing” cultural traditions to address contemporary social issues. Join us as she takes us to China to uncover her family’s involvement in Chinese history, to Massachusetts to document Cambodian-American teens coming of age, and to a diverse group of Boston residents using indigenous restorative justice practices to heal from trauma. Learn about Mallozzi’s artistic process, how she selects her subjects, what intrigues and inspires her, and how her career has evolved to satisfy a deepening desire to further social justice causes.
Each lecture will be followed by audience Q&A and continued conversation in the galleries over hot tea, coffee, and scrumptious light fare and desserts.
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Julie Mallozzi is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores the ways cultural traditions from around the globe intersect, hybridize, and are turned to new social purposes far from their original context. Her films Once Removed (1999), Monkey Dance (2004), Indelible Lalita (2012), and Circle Up (2017) have won awards at numerous festivals, been broadcast nationally on public television, and screened widely in educational and community contexts. Mallozzi has also worked in installation and on transmedia projects that tell stories across the platforms of video, websites, social media, and physical spaces. She received her BA from Harvard University and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Mallozzi has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Harvard University, where she is currently a Lecturer in Art, Film, and Visual Studies and Administrative Director of the Film Study Center.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Lockett Ford Ballard, Jr., in memory of Canon Lockett Ford Ballard & Charlotte Carr Morrinson Ballard
Johanna and Ronald Becker
The Hope Foundation
This event is made possible by your support of the Annual Fund.
Thank you to the Winter Speaker Series Committee
Johanna Becker, Chairwoman
Cristin Searles Bilodeau, Director of Community Engagement
Anne DeBose Joslin
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