Courtney Stephens, Screening TERRA FEMME (with live narration)

HOS Colloquium
Event date: 
February 1, 2023 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Seminar Series: 
History of Science Colloquium
Princeton University

A screening of the archival film:

TERRA FEMME (with live narration)

Courtney Stephens
Independent Filmmaker 
Current Guggenheim Fellow

Julis Romo Rabinowitz 399

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Cosponsored by Program in History of Science, Program in Gender & Sexuality, and the Committee for Film Studies, and Visual Arts (Lewis Center).

Courtney Stephens is a writer/director of non-fiction and experimental films. The American Sector, her documentary (co-directed with Pacho Velez) about fragments of the Berlin Wall transplanted to the U.S., was named one of the best films of 2021 in The New Yorker. Her essay film, Terra Femme, comprised of amateur travel footage shot by women in the early 20th century, premiered at MoMA and has toured widely as a live performance. Her work has been exhibited at The National Gallery of Art, The Barbican, Walker Art Center, The Royal Geographical Society, BAMPFA, and in film festivals including the Berlinale, the Viennale, SXSW, IDFA, and the Hong Kong, Mumbai, and New York Film Festivals. Stephens is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Sloan Research Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholarship to India. (