Katie Mathews

Adaptations: Living with Change Artistic
Type of work

With New Orleans Video Access Center, Katie Mathews has helped produce Post Coastal, a series of short documentary films addressing coastal communities and water issues. She used her time in residence to develop programming around screenings for coastal communities grappling with the physical, emotional and psychological tolls of coastal land loss, and to plant figurative seeds for healing, a process that is central to the optimism required for adaptation. As a part of Tulane Climate Action Week, we co-presented a picture of life on the coast and a historical retrospective in three short films from the Post Coastal series. Refuge, Locked, and Ends of the Earth provide a unique spectrum of perspectives on Louisiana’s current crisis of land loss.

Katie Mathews is a filmmaker and ethnographer. She has experience in production management, directing, creative producing and editing. Her work has been funded by the Smithsonian, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and Tulane University Center for the Gulf South. She is a 2018 Fellow in the UnionDocs Summer Documentary Lab and a 2018 Fellow in the inaugural Southern Producer’s Lab.