Meet the Artists | Tourmaline 2022
Barbara Anastacio / 5 mins / English / Rating 15
Filmmaker, writer, activist, and storyteller Tourmaline invites us into her studio on the 28th floor of the World Trade Center. From there, her introspective practice transforms often forgotten stories – like those of trans activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Riveria – into films. ‘With my art, I'll take what is considered to be background, like Black life, Black trans life, and put that in the foreground,' she says.
Content Notes: This film includes sensitive themes and is geo-blocked to the UK region only.
About the Director
Barbara Anastacio (she/her) is a filmmaker whose gripping and intimate work has found worldwide acclaim. Her craft is informed by her training in Anthropology & Photography at Goldsmiths College in London. Her endless curiosity for people combined with a gift for authentic and moving storytelling bears testimony to her unique talent in the field.
The unique witty feeling of her films wrapped in beautiful imagery has become her trademark. Barbara is continuously pursuing branded filmmaking collaborations with global brands, while also developing her personal work.