Flint Town has been nominated for two Critic’s Choice Awards — Best Documentary Series and Best Political Documentary. Directed by Zackary Canepari and Jessica Dimmock of VII, and Drea Cooper, the whole 8-part series can be streamed on Netflix worldwide.
In the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, Flint Town takes an intimate look at the state of policing in America through the lens of the Flint Police Department. Flint, Michigan, is consistently named one of the most violent cities in America and the community is still grappling with the cover-up of a citywide water contamination, leading to a massive distrust in law enforcement officials. Over the course of eight episodes, filmmakers embed with the police officers faced with infrastructure issues and decreasing resources as they risk their lives to protect and serve the community, while simultaneously struggling to gain their support.
Linda Bournane Engelberth’s “Outside the Binary” was featured in the New York Times LENS blog.
“Each portrait has a personal reflection about identity, proof that non-binary is about more than external markers: it is also about internal feelings. These first-person accounts exist beyond the frame, with and against the portraits they illuminate and complicate.”
“Outside the Binary” is Linda’s contribution to the “Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity”project that premiered at Photoville. “Her Take” is an exhibition in seven parts by the Seven of VII, the seven female photographers of VII. Each photographer is undertaking a visual reflection on masculinity — re-framing it, challenging it, referencing it historically, exploring it, considering it in specific cultural contexts and changing social conventions, or coming out from the shadow of it.
On assignment for The New York Times, Zackary Canepari photographed survivors of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting on the one-year anniversary.
This week’s newsletter takes a look at VII at Photoville, including “Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity” by the Seven of VII, a walking tour with Maggie Steber and Sara Terry, and Esther Ruth Mbabazi’s “EmergiCube.”