Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world was artfully framed by her mother’s Super-8 camera. Today, Cassandra examines and edits these films, gaining insight into the challenges her mother faced as a creative black woman and the importance of her vision.
Ivana Hucíková is a documentary filmmaker from Bratislava, Slovakia, where she graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in 2015 and shortly after co-founded a collective of young documentary filmmakers, Mirakl, o.z. Her thesis short documentary film “Mothers and Daughters” was distributed by KineDok and screened in more than 60 venues in numerous countries of Europe. She was a development producer of an upcoming feature length documentary film, “Yours Sincerely, Social System”, which was awarded the IDFA Forum Award during the East Doc Platform 2017 in Prague. In 2017, she was one of the Fellows of the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio in New York, participated in the IDFAcademy 2017 in Amsterdam and was selected as one of the Fellows of the MADE in New York 2018 Fellowship. Ivana is currently working as a freelance documentary director, editor and cinematographer both in Europe and the US.