"I Didn't See You There" Film Screening
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Room C105
Join the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI and Duke Disability Alliance for a screening of I Didn't See You There, part of the Rights! Camera! Action! Film Series and Duke's Disability Pride Month. When a circus tent goes up outside of his apartment, a disabled filmmaker must confront the legacy of the Freak Show and whether his past autobiographical filmmaking has fit into its tradition. With the camera pointed away from himself, he captures the personal and poetic from his wheelchair. Shot entirely from the filmmaker's literal physical perspective, both from his wheelchair and his two feet, I Didn't See You There is a groundbreaking work of documentary cinema by first-time feature director Reid Davenport.
Please join us for a post-screening panel featuring Duke students and disability activists Bryan Rusch and Tatum Tricarico.
Bryan Rusch is a PhD Candidate in Art History studying the history of North Carolina’s state-run medical system through design. Bryan has been active in disability community and organizing at Duke since 2018 as both an undergrad and PhD student. He currently holds a Disability Rights and Culture Fellowship through the DHRC.
Tatum Tricarico is a student at Duke Divinity and a Disability rights activist on Instagram (@blind_person_in_area) where she shares her Disability Culture Calendar. She is the L’Arche NC intern this year and has also served as an activist with the California Foundation of Independent Living Centers Youth Organizing program as well as other agencies. Tatum is an author who writes on Disability History, Justice, and Culture, and the ways that they intersect with the Church and theology. She helped co-organize Durham’s first Disability Pride Parade this summer and has spoken at the San Diego California Women's March, Point Loma Nazarene University's Crossing the Lines Conference, and many other classrooms and conferences on Disability justice and theology.