Seth Fein, 2014, 60mins
Program II starts: 6:00pm
A video essay – critically transhistoricizes Robert Moses’s monument to modernization, constructed as branding icon of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, to audivisualize the tension between imperial designs and transnational realities within New York City and between the United States and the world across the past semicentury. Seth Fein is a historian who has taught film and history at Yale and Columbia as well as other universities; born and raised in Brooklyn, he lives in Jackson Heights, Queens. Currently he’s a fellow at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center where he is developing his documentary Our Neighborhood: Washington’s TV Cold War in Latin America in the 1960s.