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Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman Directors, Living Condition

Dee and Nomi will discuss there work in progress: “Living Condition” is an animated documentary and an interactive project that tells the stories of three families living in close proximity to capital punishment. Living Condition describes capital punishment from three perspectives: from a family who lives with the loss of an executed brother, a second family whose son was wrongfully accused of a capital crime and released under complex circumstances, and a third fighting to prove innocence, while visiting their loved one on Death Row.

Their work has been exhibited and screened in Europe, Israel, Japan and the U.S. in galleries, museums and at international festivals. They have been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Artists’ Project Grant (with the Berkeley Art Center), a European Cultural Council Grant with Social Impact (for Psychological Prosthetics™), a Creative Work Fund Grant, a San Francisco Artist Grant, a Center for Cultural Innovation Grant, Cal Humanities Grant, Pacific Pioneer Fund and a Media Maker Fellowship at Bay Area Video Coalition (all for Living Condition) as well as a residency at the MacDowell Colony, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF, 2014) among others. In 2009-2011 they produced ‘I-140′, a video piece and photographic work about the process – and agony – of Talismans’ account with the US immigration services, on her way to become a permanent resident. Living Condition is their first animated documentary film.



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