Duke’s Art of the Moving Image program and MFAEDA faculty member Josh Gibson was honored two-fold through at 32nd Annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival‘s 2013 Tour Selections. His new film Nile Perch received the grand prize for documentary film. The work is described as “a luminous, picturesque documentary”. Though it takes place on the shores of Lack Victoria in Uganda, it is equally a “captivating insight into a people” and “a meditation on the economic and ecological impact of an invasive species on traditional cultures.” To complement this, Gibson’s shorter film, Light Plate, received the juror’s choice selection.
The Festival premiere was February 1 at New Jersey City University, however, the tour will continue to approximately 65 venues throughout the spring. For screening information, see the festival’s website.