Kartina is a filmmaker and founder of Mirrorfilm.org, a film commentary and video essay site. For Richardson, film is first and foremost an emotional and existential medium, creating experiences for viewers that can't be explained intellectually.
"I grew up watching classic and foreign films nonstop," she said, "and I try to discuss film in a way that maintains its magic, that doesn't one-dimensionalize it," Richardson, who is multiracial, often felt a stranger in her devotion to and knowledge of American and European film.
She now explores representations of people of color in the films she loves in her series 'Race in Film' at MirrorFilm.org. Her musings appear at her site thismoi.com.