Stream it: Margaret Lazarus in conversation with Carmen Winant

Jennifer Lange, Film/Video Studio Curator

Nov 18, 2020

Screen capture of a Zoom video conversation between artist Carmen Winant and filmmaker Margaret Lazarus

Both haunting and hopeful, Margaret Lazarus’ Before It Kills Us All makes a powerful argument that the future is female. Using found footage, Lazarus, an Oscar-winning director of documentary films, traces a disturbingly violent world history wrought by patriarchal power structures and charts a more hopeful future through female leadership and community. The film is on view virtually through November 30.

We brought Lazarus together with Carmen Winant, Associate Professor and Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art, for a conversation that touches on their shared feminist practices, Lazarus’ long history as a documentarian, and the challenges and opportunities that making more experimental, gallery-based work brings to a documentary filmmaker.