Feminist Lens: Zahra Rasool, Naima Ramos-Chapman and Immersive AR/VR Installation “Still Here”

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The Feminist Lens series offers an inside look into the world of film-making and media production through conversations between women in the film, television and digital media industry and Aviva Dove-Viebahn, a Ms. scholar and professor who writes about gender and race in popular culture.

At the end of the January, I had the privilege of attending Sundance Film Festival, which now also includes multimedia work in addition to film and television.

Easily the most remarkable exhibition was “Still Here“—a striking and impressive multimedia installation.

Produced by Al Jazeera Contrast, and created by Zahra Rasool and Sarah Springer, “Still Here” meditates on the prison industrial complex, urban gentrification and the experience of formerly incarcerated women.

The photographs (taken by Sara…

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