In October 2018, I was very surprised to receive a phone call from Canada with news that our short 360VR documentary ‘AEASI – as far as the eye can see above the sea’ received the Best Digital Work award at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto. My family and I made this film together in the Solomon Islands through a very collaborative process and it was amazing to be able to share it with imagineNATIVE audiences.
This festival has a special place in my heart after having presented BLACKBIRD there in 2016. It’s a festival that acknowledges and celebrates Indigenous people internationally.
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to participate and for the recognition. Congrats to all participating filmmakers. Thanks to Unifor for sponsoring the award. AEASI- as far as the eye can see above the sea: www.amiebatalibasi.com/aeasi-360vr
BLACKBIRD SCREENING AT HONOLULU MUSEUM, HAWAII 2018
Also in 2018, BLACKBIRD screened as part of an event with writer/ journalist (of Marvel comics like Black Panther) Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Honolulu Museum of Art for the Honolulu African American Film Festival in collaboration with The Pōpolo Project.
What followed was an insightful discussion, moderated by Dr Akiemi Glenn, around blackness – in a Pasifika, American and global context. I found the discussion to be really interesting, compelling, thought-provoking… Click through to read more and to watch the entire video go to: https://youtu.be/X0fFZkJ-5lY
Read the blog article HERE