Filmmaker Danielle Beverly
will be present for an event on Friday, February 5th, 2010 4pm
Browning Cinema DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame
This is a FREE but ticketed event. Call the Ticket Office at 574.631.2800 to reserve tickets.
Danielle Beverly works primarily in long-form documentary. Her feature “Learning to Swallow,” follows a bipolar artist who destroyed her digestive system in a failed suicide attempt, as she attempts to rebuild her life over four years. “Learning to Swallow” premiered in competition at the SILVERDOCS International Documentary Film Festival, and screened internationally in over a dozen film festivals.
Since 2002, Beverly has been the Field Producer for “Project Rebirth” a film produced and directed by Jim Whitaker. The film is a longitudinal documentary tracking the healing over time of nine people markedly affected by 9/11, as well as the rebuild of The World Trade Center in 35mm time-lapse film. "Project Rebirth,” due out in 2010, will be a permanent exhibition at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and an internationally distributed feature film.
She began her career at Chicago’s PBS affiliate WTTW, and has worked for the San Francisco and New York PBS affiliates. She also freelances as a Cameraperson on independent documentaries such as Tami Yeager’s “A Dream in Doubt” (ITVS’ Independent Lens series, 2008) and Shannon O’Rourke’s “Maybe Baby” (SXSW, 2007).
Beverly will show clips from “Learning to Swallow” and “Project Rebirth.” She’ll discuss what it means to document trauma, how to locate and gain trust with your subjects, the importance of staying with a story over time, and how to maintain a sense of humor in the face of intense documentary situations, as well as the opportunities for women in documentary film production
For more about Danielle Beverly:
Review of Learning to Swallow
Department of Film, Television, and Theatre website
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center website