A conversation about our inner children that generates softer narratives about ourselves.
Content Warning: Grief, inner child work
Bio: Kitty Hu is a Chinese American filmmaker with roots in the Bay Area, California. She recently graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in film/television and international development studies. Currently, she works in documentary film and visual journalism. She is passionate about amplifying stories at the intersection of justice and human relationships, looking at topics like labor, housing, migration, and sustainability.
Dreams of the sea pluck a woman from the asphalt jungle, transporting her to rest at a lonely shore.
Bio: Alexis McCrimmon is a filmmaker based in the Midwest. Her films explore the linkages between material culture and ritual practice.
Most people dream of a better future. Pedro, an aspiring social worker, is no different. But as a blind, undocumented immigrant, Pedro faces political restrictions to obtain his college degree, secure a job in his field, and support his family. As he finally graduates, uncertainty looms over Pedro. What starts as a journey to provide mental health care for his community ultimately transforms into Pedro’s path towards his own healing. Through experimental cinematography and sound, "unseen" reimagines the accessibility of cinema, while exploring the intersections of immigration, disability, and mental health.
Content Warning: Grief, mentions of gun violence and suicidal ideation
Bio: Set Hernandez is a filmmaker and community organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. A queer, undocumented immigrant, Set dedicates their filmmaking to expand the portrayal of their community on screen. Set's feature-length documentary, "unseen," has been supported by the Sundance Institute, NBCUniversal, Field of Vision, among others. Set directed/produced the award-winning short documentary “COVER/AGE” (2019) about healthcare for undocumented elders. An alumnus of the Disruptors Fellowship, Set is also developing a TV comedy pilot and a feature-length screenplay. Set served as Impact Producer for "In Plain Sight" (2020) and the award-winning "Call Her Ganda" (Tribeca, 2018). Since 2010, Set has been organizing around migrant justice, from education equity to deportation defense. They are the co-founder of the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective which promotes equity for undocumented immigrants in the film industry. Above all, Set is the fruit of their family's love and their community's generosity.
A queer Black woman disperses spores of revenge in the most unlikely way.
Content Warning: Flashing images, implied poisoning
Bio: Tierra Frost is a Black queer female Writer/Director originating from the rainy city of Seattle, Washington. Her first short film, Conversations with Atlas debuted in the 16th annual Queer Woman of Color Film Festival. Since then Tierra has worked in various roles from PA to Director on numerous Short Films, Feature films (They Cloned Tyrone, Netflix), Music Videos and Theatrical performances.