A Warm December
High Falls Women in Film series


Screening and Panel Discussion

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.


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PRISM is a co-creative film in the form of a chain letter, directed by three filmmakers with different skin tones. PRISM problematizes the neutrality of the camera and its inequality of power to tackle other inequalities in society based on skin color.

1 hour 18 mins  |  Documentary  |  2021  |  Belgium
In English & French, with English Subtitles | Not Rated

Written and Directed by Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam, An van Dienderen, & Éléonore Yaméogo


The High Falls Women in Film Series focuses on storytelling from a women’s perspective, with independent and international films, mixing emerging and established female talent behind, and in front of, the lens.

The series is a continuation and celebrates the legacy of the High Falls Women’s Film Festival which, for more than 20 years, celebrated the artistry and innovation of women behind the camera, in leading roles on screen, and at the heart of storylines.



  • Vashti Anderson (she/her)
    Vashti Anderson is a Trinidadian- American filmmaker and published author. She has been working in film and TV production in New York City since the late 1990s. Since earning her MFA in Film at NYU, her films have won grants and awards and screened in film festivals all over the world. Her latest feature film, Moko Jumbie, explores themes of race, class and post-colonialism through a fictional story set in rural Trinidad, and is currently streaming on Amazon and other platforms.
  • Jasna Bogdanovska (she/her) Jasna Bogdanovska is an award-winning associate professor of photography, creative director and a multi-media artist. She is widely exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Her artwork explores issues of femininity, culture, migration, duality, identity and heritage using various mediums such as photography, installation and video. As an Art Director and Photographer, Jasna has worked on advertising campaigns both in the US and Europe.  Her client list includes Dr. Scholl, T-Mobile and Dove.
  • Shanti Thakur (she/her)
    Shanti Thakur is a filmmaker and the Director of the School of Film and Animation at RIT. Be it fiction or documentary, her films have screened in 200+ international film festivals, garnered 26 awards and broadcast in 22 countries, including PBS and the Sundance Channel. www.shanthakur.com
  • Professor Christye Sisson (she/her)
    Christye Sisson is Director of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, and a Professor of Photographic Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her background and areas of research include ophthalmic photography and imaging, medical photography, image integrity, and scientific photography.
  • Moderator: Jackie McGriff (she/her/hers) is the Founder and Owner of Jackie Photography and Co-founder, Director, and Producer for Our Voices Project, a production company that shares stories and experiences of Black people, Indigenous people and people of color through visual storytelling. She’s currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Simon Business School to enter into photography, videography, and filmmaking full-time. She also works for the Office of Alumni Relations at the University of Rochester and occasionally talks about movies on The Little Theatre’s Movies and a Microphone and WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson podcasts. She currently resides in Rochester, NY where you can find her either reading, listening to movie scores, watching documentaries, and/or catching up on TV shows when she’s not working on a creative project.