Dessane Lopez Cassell is a writer, curator, and film programmer based in New York. She has held curatorial positions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Allen Memorial Art Museum. A native New Yorker and an alumna of the U.S. Fulbright program, Cassell has organized curatorial projects and film series for BAMcinématek, MoMA Film, the Allen, and Flaherty NYC, and has produced radio projects for Bay FM (South Africa), Creative X (South Africa) and Roskilde Festival (Denmark).
James N. Kienitz Wilkins is a filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn. His work has screened at the New York Film Festival, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, BAMcinemaFest, and beyond. In 2017, he was included in the Whitney Biennial and a retrospective of his work was showcased at the Montréal International Documentary Festival (RIDM). In 2018, he premiered new work in a solo show at Gasworks Gallery (London), and the Biennial of Moving Images (Geneva).