Simone Rapisarda, MSc, MFA, Assisant Professor, School of Contemporary Arts/Film, Simon Fraser University
Simone Rapisarda is a filmmaker engaged in work that challenges the traditional border between creative and critical practice. He will introduce and discuss his feature film The Strawberry Tree, an experimental ethnography capturing the haunting final sigh of one of Cuba’s last fishing villages. The film was selected by Film Comment as one of the 50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012.
His feature-length films have garnered accolades at major festivals worldwide and are part of the permanent collections of museums and galleries, such as the MoMA in New York and the National Gallery in Washington D.C. He was the recipient of the Best Emerging Director award at the Locarno Film Festival in 2014.