15 Nov Doctoral or Early Career Film award for Kasia Mika
Former KITLV researcher Kasia Mika and Ed Owles have won the best Doctoral or Early Career Film award for their film ‘Intranquillities: Voices From Haiti’ at the AHRC Research in Film Awards (RIFA) 2019.
The RIFA awards are dedicated to celebrating and recognising arts and humanities research through film.
‘Intranquilities’ explores the defiance and energy of the contemporary Haitian art world. A polyphonic exploration of creativity and representation, it sets the work of various Haitian artists in the context of ‘postcolonial disasters’ such as the 2010 earthquake. The featured artists include writers, painters, photographers and performers, all united by a desire to use their creative practice to reframe how the country’s history and culture are perceived and understood.
Kasia Mika worked until September 2019 as a a postdoctoral researcher in Comparative Caribbean studies at KITLV while co-producing this documentary film project on art and creativity in Haiti.