Thursday, May 20, 2021

2021 Voices Heard Films: Blindspot

Blindspot by Marquise Mays
Milwaukee, WI
Running Time: 15 minutes
Screening Time: TBA
Animation/ Documentary

A brief glimpse through the life of Granny Lue. A woman of faith, fearlessness and fierce energy. She never allowed her disability to determine her ability to live.

Director's Bio:

Hailing all the way from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marquise Mays, MA is a filmmaker, writer, organizer, and educator.

Experienced in an array of media and arts practices—from cinematic storytelling to exhibition curation—Marquise brings imagination, technical expertise, and cultural awareness to the
projects you are developing, whether they be entertainment productions, journalistic undertakings, or media-rich events and civic engagements.

He received his M.A in Cinema & Media Studies from the University of Southern California in the School of Cinematic Arts. He completed his B.A in Journalism & Mass Communication alongside Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Director Statement

I am a versatile individual who is able move easily between critical discourse and media production. My work presents a range of access points for participation in dialogues, theoretical deliberations, and creative enterprises related to Blackness in contemporary media spaces.

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