Libbie J. Cohn and J.P. Sniadecki

Libbie Cohn is interested in public space, collective organizing and social and environmental justice. She has lived and traveled in China since her infancy and is currently studying landscape design and city planning at MIT. 

JP_headshotJ.P. Sniadecki is a filmmaker, anthropologist, and professor of documentary media at Northwestern University in Chicago. He was born on a goat farm in Michigan. His films, which include Chaiqian (2008), Foreign Parts (with Verena Paravel, 2010), People’s Park (with Libbie Cohn, 2012), Yumen (with Huang Xiang and Xu Ruotao, 2013) and The Iron Ministry (2014), have won awards at festivals around the world. He was featured in a special section of BIFF in 2012.

 

Can a government wipe out the existence of those young women [depicted in Egg and Stone] who have been sexually harassed? Precisely because the government continually seeks to obliterate these sorts of things, we therefore must not sing happy songs and put on a good show. We have to use film to record the existence of that which is obliterated and ignored.

-Huang Ji (Egg and Stone)

CINEMA ON THE EDGE