March 3, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Olympia Theatre
part of a series on Taboo
About the speaker
Kiva is a Programmer at the Miami Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. This week she brings us the 2017 MFF GOOGLE TALKS ON GENDER & RACIAL GAPS IN FILM & TECH, a series addressing gender + racial gaps in the film industry. It will feature: Tilane Jones, Sarah Gadon, Rebecca Theodore-Vachon, Radhika Vaz & Nadia P Manzoor. #MiamiFFXGoogle
She is a the founding editor of cléo, a journal of the film and feminism. Her writing has been published in Hazlitt, The Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, National Post , Filmmaker, The AV Club and others. Previously, she’s worked at the Doha Film Institute in Qatar and the Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.
You can see her on VICELAND’s “VICE Guide to Film” and hear her biweekly as a co-host of TIFF’s Yo, Adrian, a podcast about life at the movies. She has programmed film series such as Beyond Badass: Female Action Heroes.
Founded and operated by first-generation American women, Lemon City strives to offer high-quality, ethically-sourced teas inspired by the crazy, complex, diverse, and exciting city we call home: Miami. Lemon City develops and curates its Miami-inspired teas with Latin American, Caribbean and South Floridian flavors in mind. From a complex summery mate, to a mango enhanced black iced tea and our soon-to-be-released signature Cafeci-té, our products proudly showcase this city’s robust culture, vibe and energy.
Our tea leaves and tisanes are sourced from all over the world and we combine these with tropical botanicals, natural herbs, fruits, and essential oils to create teas that are truly inspired. Each sip of Lemon City teas creates a unique experience - we hope you enjoy your moment in the sun.
Founded in 2015 by college friends Paul Massard and Chris Nolte, Per’La Specialty Roasters focuses on rare, highly-graded coffees from a rotating list of origins chosen based on both quality and seasonality. All of the coffees in the Per’La portfolio consistently score above an 85 on the coffee grading scale with several of the offerings grading into the 90s. Each coffee is roasted to order to ensure maximum freshness, flavor, and aroma. Consistency and a high flavor profile are also delivered with Per’La’s 15 Kilo Loring coffee roaster which is the most technologically advanced roaster on the market today. The Loring is also the most energy and fuel efficient roaster among similar sized roasters and is the only roaster of its kind in Florida. In addition to roasting, Per’La is also able to assist customizing blends, barista education, and menu development.
Still in it’s infancy, El Bagel ferments, boils, and hand rolls fresh bagels in the traditional style of our immigrant ancestors. The story goes as follows: we consistently woke up every weekend with “massive chuchaquis” (proper hangovers) and were devoid of a convenient bagel sanguche worth the schlep outside of Midtown Miami. Finally deciding that a change was necessary, and nodding to the new generation of bagel eaters, we began crafting our own bagels out of a quasi-operational home oven in Little Haiti. Since then, El Bagel has perfected the recipe and set our sights on expanding beyond just schmears, to include sammies and the proper Jewish-American accoutrements. Come Spring, EL Bagel will launch a permanent pop-up out of a vintage Cushman food truck (pending a fine tune-up from our mechanic Pedro). For now you can order special delivery through our Instagram.
The New Tropic makes local media and events that help our fellow Miamians explore and connect with the fascinating, lovably eccentric city we call home. You can read a bit more about what we do, and why we do it, in this launch letter.
We publish a daily e-mail newsletter that curates the day’s most important local news and shares original work we make. We produce events, from tours to art lessons to civic forums, that get locals together, exploring with and learning from each other. Our members get access to special content and events, and to a unique community of curious locals who share ideas, inspiration, and opportunities.