Kavena Hambira, MFA (he/ him)
With his work grounded in documentary filmmaking, Hambira seeks to connect nodes of history that tell a story of shared resilience and invention despite ongoing colonial and racial oppression. While his earlier work documented families impacted by police violence, his current work focuses on the twentieth century’s first genocide—the Herero and Nama Genocide, carried out by Germany in 1905 in his family’s native Namibia. Engaging textiles and traditional costumes alongside documentary film, here Hambira bridged geography and time to describe the indelible and far-reaching impacts of the genocide and the ongoing struggle for reparations and reconciliation." Kavena holds an master’s in fine art (MFA) from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a Post-Graduate Fellow in the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice.
Miriam Gleckman-Krut (she/her)
Miriam Gleckman-Krut is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on state efforts to erase evidence of mass atrocity. Her dissertation, The Rainbow Nation and the Gays it Excludes, analyzes South Africa's provision of refugee status for people fleeing persecution related to sexual orientation. More recently, she and Hambira have collaborated on written and cinematographic work to think across Germany's twentieth-century genocides. An unknown number of Miriam's family were killed in the Holocaust.