Althea Amrik Wasow
Filmmaker & Teacher | University of California, Berkeley
Wasow is a teacher and filmmaker pursuing her Ph.D. in Film & Media at UC Berkeley. the wannabe, a film she wrote and directed, won Best Short at HBO’s New York International Latino Film Festival. In addition to national and international film festivals, her films have screened at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Queens Museum of Art. Her collaborations in film and visual culture include An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar (senior editor & co-writer, Steidl, 2007) The Innocents (producer & project editor, Umbrage, 2003), and Rikers High (co-producer, Showtime, 2005). Wasow is a co-founder of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a nonprofit organization that uses the power of art and design to increase meaningful civic engagement. In 2011, she co-organized the First International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema, “Cinema Across Media: The 1920s.” Most recently, she taught courses on the history of photography and silent film and policing at The New School. She obtained her BA in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and her MFA in film directing at Columbia University School of the Arts.