Wisdom Gone Wild Film Screening
Screening of Wisdom Gone Wild, with a post screening talkback between Rea Tajiri and Thomas Allen Harris.
Wisdom Gone Wild is a reflection on elder consciousness, the power of listening and the healing empathy of being heard. Filmmaker Rea Tajiri partners with her mother, Rose Noda, to create a film about entering the world of a person living with dementia. Together, they nurture their connection through listening, art, and song.
Rea Tajiri is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist and educator who creates installation, documentary and experimental films. Her work situates itself in poetic, non-traditional storytelling forms to encourage dialog and reflection around buried histories. Her groundbreaking, award-winning film, digital video, and installation work has been supported by numerous grants, fellowships, and artistic residencies, and has been exhibited widely in museums, on television and in international film festivals. As an advocate of emerging artists and directors, Rea co-founded The Workshop, an incubator for Asian American film directors in New York City. Tajiri has worked extensively throughout the U.S. as a visiting professor and artist-in-residence, and is currently teaching documentary production in the Film Media Arts department at Temple University.