This week, the Grant Wood Art Colony will host Dessane Lopez Cassell while she serves as jurror for the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS).

Dessane Lopez Cassell is a writer, curator and film programmer based in New York. She has held curatorial positions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Allen Memorial Art Museum. A native New Yorker and an alumna of the U.S. Fulbright program, Cassell has organized curatorial projects and film series for BAMcinematek, MoMA Film, the Allen, and Flaherty NYC, and has produced radio projects for Bay FM (South Africa), Creative X (South Africa) and Roskilde Festival (Denmark).

ICDOCS is an annual event run by students at the University of Iowa with the mission to engage local audiences with the exhibition of recent short films that explore the boundaries of nonfiction filmmaking. Free and open to the public!

This program is sponsored by the UI Department of Cinematic Arts.  

More information about this event can be found by clicking on Film Scene's website.