Ja'Tovia Gary
a filmmaker and artist from Dallas, Texas currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Evoking the aesthetics of Afro Surrealism, Gary’s work confronts traditional notions surrounding media representation, identity, and perception through film and video. Gary earned her MFA in Social Documentary filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her short film Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO has screened at festivals in the US and abroad and won the Audience Award at Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2014.
She has served as post production/ archival assistant for Spike Lee’s Bad 25 and Shola Lynch’s Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. Gary is currently in production on her first feature length documentary, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN, an experimental meditation on Black love, ritual, resistance, and psychoanalysis. She is the recipient of the Sundance Documentary Fund Production Grant and the Jerome Foundation Film and Video Grant.