Baba Hillman grew up in Japan, Venezuela, and Panama. She received a B.A. from Duke University, and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Her films and videos have screened in festivals and museums including Rencontres Paris/Berlin, Anthology Film Archives, MIX Brazil, European Media Festival 2000 (Osnabruck), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Cinéma Jeune Collectif, and L.A. Freewaves. Her performance/media work has been presented internationally. She was director of Teatro Movimento, a multi-media performance group based in Florence, Italy and has worked as a performer and choreographer with Etienne Decroux, Eleanor Antin and Sledgehammer Theatre. She has taught performance and media in France, Italy and Canada. Her films include "Passage du Désir," a feature length experimental film shot in Paris and Madrid. The film explores desire and memory in the context of the experience of an exile whose relationship to history, place, and language is continually thrown into question. She has recently completed,"La Rose des Vents," a film about two sisters who live in the banlieue north of Paris. Hillman has received grants and awards for her work from the French Ministry of Culture, the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, the California Arts Council, the Maryland Arts Council and the Italian city governments of Florence, Lecce and Certaldo. She is Associate Professor of Film and Video at Hampshire College.

Films and Videos:

Passage du Désir
Nomads In Limbo
There; done.
Circle, Course and Distance
Islanders
Fati et Aissatta
Place de la République
75 Avenue Niel
Decroux's Garden 5 Cité de la Roquette

 

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