February 9, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 2)
Lehman Staff Member to Screen Documentary at MoMA
The 23-minute-long film chronicles the experience of two women from the New York City area who have been through the foreclosure process. The film breaks down the complex issues of the subprime mortgage industry into easy-to-understand language and exposes the disproportionate impact of the foreclosure crisis on women and people of color communities.
Fasulo became involved in the project when she took part in a six-month video and film workshop offered through Third World Newsreel, an alternative media arts organization that emphasizes works by and about women and people of color. She worked with fellow student Manauvaskar Kubiall to write, research, film, produce, and edit the film.
Fasulo says she signed up for the workshop after teaching a women's studies course and becoming frustrated at the lack of video resources available. Through Third World Newsreel's workshop she learned the production skills necessary to see her project through to completion. "Third World Newsreel is a great way for people who can't afford to go to film school to get hands-on film-making experience," she says.