Backwards God – Natalie Cook – USA

Backwards God tells the story of how man made God in his image. The film interweaves elements of ecology and spirituality to retell the book of Genesis through a womanist lens.

Natalie Cook is a filmmaker and poet. Natalie’s poetry film, Backwards God, received Best Social Justice Film from the New York International Film Awards and Grand Prize Winner of the AT&T Film Awards. She is an alumna of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble, the BARS Workshop at The Public Theater, and the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program. Natalie received a Bachelor in Arts in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing and Afro-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Arts in Film, Black Studies, and Art Education from the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

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