Where Art Thou won the Grand Prize and the Video Prize at the Orlando Public Library, with winnings totalling $1250! Proceeds will go to funding season 2 in Mexico.
Where Art Thou has been picked as a Finalist for the Africa World Documentary Film Festival!
'Filmmaker Terhys Persad is dismantling stereotypes about identity through her engaging web series, Where Art Thou. It recasts Western Travel Narratives from voyeuristic to respectful by answering the question: What can art tell us about a country?"'
'What do you get when you mix a love of art and travel? In this web series, host Terhys Persad interviews artists in South Africa about their work and learns about the culture, history and society. You've never seen art history like this before.'
'Through Where Art Thou, Persad wanted to challenge the common perceptions about South Africa. To do this she engaged artists whose work had a social, political, or cultural connection to South Africa.'
'Terhys describes the first season as “looking for dope shit that doesn’t repeat the well worn narratives of Mandela, safaris, and wine.” As a queer woman of color, Terhys recognizes the lack of representation of marginalized people in arts and film. She believes in engaging artists and crew who identify as women, gender non-conforming people, LGBTQ, people of color, and low income.'
'Where Art Thou features a different contemporary artist and theme in each episode, in which the art and society of South Africa is featured. While shedding light on the culture of the country, audiences will get to meet internationally renowned and burgeoning South African artists such as Buhlebezwe Siwani, Dean Hutton and Thania Petersen, through episode interviews.