Josephine Massarella is an independent filmmaker based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Her award-winning films have screened at festivals worldwide. She graduated
from Athabasca University's Master of Arts in Integrated Studies program
with a specialization in Cultural Studies in May 2015. She has an
undergraduate degree in film from the University of British Columbia, and a
graduate certificate in Advanced Film and Television from Sheridan College.
Josephine also teaches cinema studies and introductory screenwriting. Her
2015 film ‘No End’ was inspired by the poem below, which she wrote over the
course of six months. During this process, abstract images surfaced,
subsided, and settled, eventually forming the foundation of the film. What
developed from this is a lyrical journey that explores the intersection of
interconnectivity and lived experience. An original soundtrack composed by
Graham Stewart of Viosac accompanies and complements the work.
Copyright of work submitted must belong to the submitting author and copyright will be retained by the author; however, by agreeing to have work published in this journal, authors give their permission for JIS to print the work here and distribute the work in electronic format. Authors are also aware that this journal is open source. (For more information about open access journals, visit the Public Knowledge Project website at http://pkp.sfu.ca or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access_journal.) If a piece is printed elsewhere after it has been published in this journal, the editors request that the author contact the JIS so that this success can be announced. (Go to Submissions and follow the steps for a regular submission.) In addition, please credit the journal and inform us of the venue and date of republication. In the credit line, include the title of your work; the full journal title (Journal of Integrated Studies); the year, volume, and issue of publication; and the JIS URL: http://jis.athabascau.ca/index.php/jis. To use anything printed in this journal for future work, please contact the journal editor.
A poem exploring the relationship between interconnectivity and lived experience.