Join us for an in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of the feature documentary Another Body, about the startling realities of deepfake technology, followed by a Q&A with the creative team!
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Location: IFC Center, 323 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Tickets: $18 ($15 for Seniors) available through IFC Center
Please note: The Q&A will take place at a bar nearby – details TBA at the screening.
About the Film
Directors: Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn
2023, Documentary, 80 min.
A college student’s life is upended when she discovers “deepfake” pornography of herself circulating online. Utilizing this technology in startling ways, Another Body follows a survivor’s search for answers, and raises unsettling questions about technology, justice, and consent.
Sophie Compton (Director) is a British director, writer, and activist who tells women’s stories of injustice. As Artistic Director of Power Play, she has produced and directed six plays, including Fringe First-winning Funeral Flowers, taken on an Offie-nominated UK Tour (Bunker, BGAC). She has produced and directed work at Tate Modern, Science Museum, and V&A, and she is currently directing the feature documentary Holloway following ex-prisoners returning to the abandoned Holloway Prison (supported by Arts Council England). Sophie has led global activist campaigns that have led to changes to UK arts policy and Law Commission proposals for new legislation, and she has been invited to steering groups for international NGOs including the World Economic Forum. She trained in trauma-informed practice with Clean Break and draws on community activism to develop projects that empower women in process as well as output. She is an editor for climate magazine It’s Freezing in LA! Another Body is Sophie’s feature debut.
Nausheen Dadabhoy (Director of Photography) is a director and cinematographer whose work spans fiction and documentary films. As a cinematographer her credits include La Femme et le TGV, a live action short film Oscar nominee; Emmy winning Armed with Faith; Emmy nominated Not Done: Women Remaking America; HBO’s Donyale Luna: Supermodel; and SXSW jury award winner Another Body. Nausheen’s films have screened at festivals worldwide including Sundance, TIFF, Tribeca, Locarno, and have appeared on Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. Her second feature film, An Act of Worship, about the last 30 years of Muslim life in America premiered in competition at the 2022 Tribeca Festival and broadcast nationally on POV. The Ground Beneath Their Feet — her directorial debut following two Pakistani women who were paralyzed after an earthquake — premiered at IDFA in the first appearance competition. She is currently in production on an iTVS funded short hybrid documentary entitled, Halal Bodies, about how Muslim-American children learn about sex. Nausheen has been a Film Independent Project:Involve Fellow, Berlin Talents participant, Firelight Fellow, Chicken & Egg Eggcelerator Lab Fellow, newportFILM Documentary Cinematography Fellow, DOCNYC’s 40 Under 40, Open Society Equality Fellow and she was part of the inaugural cohort of the Pillars Artist Fellowship, which is supported by Riz Ahmed’s LeftHanded Films, Netflix and Amazon Studios. Nausheen is a founding member of the Documentary Cinematographers Alliance. She received her MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory.
NYWIFT Member Elizabeth Woodward (Producer) is a producer of documentary and narrative films, and founder of WILLA. She was selected for Forbes 30 Under 30, DOC NYC 40 Under 40, and Berlinale Talents. Her recent films include Another Body (SXSW Special Jury Award, Sundance Catalyst) and You Resemble Me (Venice Film Festival, executive produced by Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, Alma Har’el, Riz Ahmed) and ON THE DIVIDE (Tribeca Film Festival, POV). Her films have been supported by Sundance Institute, Impact Partners, Chicken and Egg, Film Independent, Field of Vision, The Gotham, New York Foundation for the Arts, the International Documentary Association, among others.
Kristi Jacobson (Moderator), Director/Producer & Founder of Catalyst Films, is a NY-based Emmy Award-winning filmmaker whose films capture nuanced, intimate, and provocative portrayals of individuals and communities. Her films have premiered at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, been released in theaters worldwide and screened on platforms including Netflix, HBO, ESPN, PBS, ABC, CBS and Discovery. Her 2016 film Solitary (HBO) takes audiences deep inside a supermax prison in Western Virginia. The film won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Documentary as well as a nomination for Independent Spirit’s Truer Than Fiction Award. In 2021, Jacobson directed Homefront, part of the HBO/Max and Sesame Workshop series Through Our Eyes, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Homefront centers the stories of three children of veteran families coping with the emotional impact of having a wounded parent, navigating the unique challenges of visible and invisible injuries sustained during military service. Also in 2021, Jacobson directed The Protectors episode of Dogs (Netflix), and “I can’t change 400 years in four” (co-directed with Angela Tucker), a short documentary currently streaming on Mother Jones and PBS’ Independent Lens. Jacobson’s 2012 film A Place at the Table (Participant Media/ Magnolia Pictures) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before its theatrical release in over 35 U.S. cities. The film examines the shocking paradox of hunger in the wealthiest nation on earth through the very personal stories of three American families who face food insecurity daily. The film won the International Documentary Association Pare Lorentz Award, and was nominated for Best Feature Documentary by the Producers Guild of America. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Science (AMPAS) and the Director’s Guild of America (DGA).
323 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.