Body of Work: Dorothea Braemer September 8, 9, and 10, 2021, 7:00 PM Cost: $5 admission
Body of Work: Dorothea Braemer
Dorothea Braemer is an award-winning independent mediamaker and Assistant Professor of Media Production at Buffalo State College. For ten years, she was the Executive Director at Squeaky Wheel, a media arts center in Buffalo, NY, where she launched Channels – Stories from the Niagara Frontier and The Buffalo Youth Media Institute, two documentary production initiatives inspired by her long-term experience working at Scribe. Dorothea received an MFA in Film and Media Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia. She lives in in Buffalo, NY with her husband Carl Lee and daughter Greta.
Wednesday, September 8, 7:00 PM
Random Notes of Ragpicker Woman (USA, 1996, 14 min) Ruminates about culturally specific origins of recycling practices, illuminating differences between Braemer and her mother.
Re: Mother (USA, 2006, 5 min)
An e-mail based argument between the filmmaker and her sister, discussing their mother’s future.
I am your mother/I am your daughter (USA, 2000, 1 min)
A sentence about motherhood, repeated over and over again.
Our House (USA, 2007, 4 min)
A documentary about Braemer’s childhood home on Prinzeneiche 12 in Starnberg, Germany and her mother’s recollections when she first bought the house in 1962.
10 short documentaries about my childhood home (USA, 2010, 10 min)
Recounts how sisters struggle to reach common ground while dealing with the sale of the family house and their mother’s move to an assisted living situation.
Santa (USA, 2017, 3 min)
Braemer’s 10-year old daughter talks to her and her husband, Carl Lee about her disillusionment with Santa.
Snails (USA, 2021, 4 min)
A dream Braemer had during the pandemic about her mother.
september 8 (Wednesday) - 10 (Friday)