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April 21, 2021 - 7:00 pm
Erin Espelie

In conversation with Professor Seth Henderson, DKU

Erin Espelie is a filmmaker, writer, and editor, living and working in Boulder County's Four Mile Canyon and New York City. Her writing and filmmaking investigate current scientific research related to the Anthropocene, issues in environmental history, questions of epistemology, and our expectations of the moving image. With a degree in molecular and cell biology from Cornell University and an MFA in experimental and documentary arts from Duke University. Erin teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Film Studies Program and the Department of Critical Media Practices.

Espelie's films have shown at the New York Film Festival, the British Film Institute, the Natural History Museum of London, Whitechapel Gallery, Crossroads (San Francisco), the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Full Frame Documentary Festival, and more. Her feature-length experimental documentary, The Lanthanide Series, examines the materiality of the digital world, combining approaches of non-fiction narrative essay, abstract visual and sound exploration, and the history of black mirrors; it premiered at CPH: DOX in Copenhagen.

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  • Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
  • Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)