Susannah Smith is a multi-media artist/curator with a focus on stories about the importance of place for often-marginalized urban communities. In particular, she is interested in exploring the ways race and sexuality intersect with the politics of gentrification and sustainable cities. In addition to her work with SFUFF producing, directing, and curating multi-media events (Sundance: Beyond the Film talk; City Is Alive, let me tell you what home looks like, The Stories We Will Tell, 2020 Festival Manager), she is the Assistant Editor & Archive Researcher on the Pete Nick’s film, HOMEROOM, which premiered at Sundance 2021 and won the inaugural Jonathan Oppenheim Award for documentary film editing. She was a 2018 BAVC National MediaMaker Fellow, and is currently working on film projects with musician Thao Nguyen, and a feature film about SF’s legendary Lexington Club. Her films have been featured at festivals and online nationally, including at SFFILM, Q-films Long Beach, Bernal Heights Outdoor Film Festival, SF Streetsblog, and by the UC Critical Sustainabilities Group. She holds an MA in Social Documentation from UC Santa Cruz, and a BA in Installation Art from Hampshire College.
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