Appearances (Selected)

AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER, CONVERSATIONS IN COLOR

New Orleans, LA, 2017 :The Amistad Research Center hosted filmmakers Luisa Dantas and Nailah Jefferson in dialogue about the visual presentation of community desolation and strength in their respective genres of filmmaking, in an event titled "Longing for Home: Displacement and Resiliency in Film." View video of the event here.

NEXT CITY, World Stage exhibition, UNITED NATIONS HABITAT III CONFERENCE

Quito, Ecuador. 2016: Luisa Dantas appeared as one of seven internationally recognized artists at Next City's World Stage exhibition at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. Habitat III was the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, with the objective of securing renewed political commitment for sustainable urban development, assessing accomplishments to date, addressing poverty and identify and addressing new and emerging challenges. Read more about Habitat III here, and view the Next City press announcement here.

BRIC FLIX, Interactive Media for Social Good

Brooklyn, NY, 2015: Panel presentation and discussion on 'Interactive Media for Social Good', at Brooklyn's BRIC Arts I Media House. BRIC partnered with Made in NY Media Center to host a discussion and exhibition of interactive media works, including LandofOpportunity Interactive,  the audio walking tour Southside Stories, and the augmented reality comic book Priya’s Shakti. 

CMSI, Media that matters conference

Washington, D.C., 2015: Luisa Dantas participated in the 11th Annual Media that Matters conference in Washington D.C., hosted by the Center for Media & Social Impact, speaking on the panel "Impact Design: From Production to Measurement." More information on the annual conference here.

shotgun cinema, TRUE ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL

New Orleans, LA, 2015: Luisa Dantas participated in the "Aftermath" panel at the True Orleans Film Festival, presented by Shotgun Cinema. More information about the festival here.

Press/WRITING (Selected)

Souls A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society

SCHOLARLY JOURNAL I 2016:  Happening to a City Near You”: Luisa Dantas on New Orleans and the Craft of Documentary Filmmaking,  by Cedric Johnson and Luisa Dantas.

"BK LIVE," Brooklyn independent media

TV I 2015.  Segment on "Interactive media for social good"  on talk show "BK Live" in Brooklyn, hosted by Brooklyn Independent Media. 

"Why I KEEp telling stories of recovery," Next city

Op-Ed I 2015. Luisa Dantas' op-ed for Next City, marking the 9th anniversary of Katrina. 

new orleans public radio, WWNO/NPR

Radio I 2014. An interview about the commonalities and differences between the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, with Luisa Dantas + Eve Troeh of WWNO. Rebroadcast on NPR's "All Things Considered." Listen to a sample of the audio here.