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The Road to Decolonization


As ethnic, gender, and power dynamics become redefined throughout American culture and society at large, independent film faces similar challenges in finding its way forward. Join this forward-looking conversation with leading industry thinkers to consider and construct a more just and equitable future.

26m 58s

Opioids from Inside

OPIOIDS FROM INSIDE follows the journey of three women, all mothers, who have served time in New York State jails for opioid-related crimes. Growing up, these women dreamed of having a family, a career. But these women are not simply addicts, they are mothers and daughters, they are loved and feared, they are abusers and victims, but most of all, they are humans.

38m 54s

Shot in Mexico

Armed with a camera, a young American journalist chases a revolution in Mexico. But his journey ends tragically when he is caught in a gun battle, films his own murder, and sets two families – one American, one Mexican – on a cross-border quest for justice.

20m 1s

Elevate, Incubate & Demonstrate: Asian American Artists

Asian American filmmakers made history again at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Industry leaders discussed the current and future state of Asian Americans in media at the ELEVATE, INCUBATE & DEMONSTRATE: ADVANCING ASIAN AMERICAN ARTISTS panel in Park City, Utah with guests, including Justin Chon (Gook), Lisa Nishimura, Grace Lee (American Revolutionary...) and Effie Brown (Dear White People).

35m 49s

#MyAPALife: A Filmmaker Conversation

"Why is it important for Asian Pacific American stories to be told?"'s Exec. Dir. Stephen Gong explores this question and more with filmmakers James Q. Chan, Leo Chiang, Grace Lee and Keoni Lee in a conversation on their documentary work, representing Asian Pacific Americans & their stories with authenticity, and the drive & passion that it takes to being a filmmaker in today's world.

56m 55s

Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration

In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas, a land of deep racial divide. RELOCATION, ARKANSAS: AFTERMATH OF INCARCERATION weaves remarkable stories into a tale of prejudice and perseverance, hurt and healing, and ultimately, the triumph of reconciliation.

26m 46s

Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now


A re-examination of the series, EYES ON THE PRIZE, from the filmmakers’ perspective, and viewpoint of civil rights activists then and now. This intergenerational dialogue takes the civil rights movement and places it under a microscope – revisiting, reframing and re-asking key questions while contextualizing those issues in a contemporary way.

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Harvard University graduate Soledad O'Brien was born to an Irish-Australian father and an Afro-Cuban mother. O'Brien began as a TV writer and producer, and later became an anchor and co-host of news programs for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. In 2003, she was tapped to co-anchor CNN’s American Mornings and then Starting Point. O'Brien left CNN in 2013 to find Starfish Media Group, a production company.

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For Beverly Bond, music is everything. It defined her childhood and helped her through the shadows of underground clubs to become one of the most sought after DJ’s. After leaving the music industry, which was fraught with superficiality for the male-dominated world of music production, Bond founded the non-profit Black Girls Rock! to promote and develop leadership roles in African American teens.

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YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: Amar'e Stoudemire

Though Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t start playing basketball until his early teens, he has become one of the most dominating power forwards in pro basketball. With athleticism, skills and guidance, Stoudemire was drafted into the NBA after high school in order to elevate himself and his family to a better life. The All-Star player is also a writer of a series of books and founded an outreach program.

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Junot Diaz is best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. An M.I.T. creative writing professor, Diaz’s work, which revolves around the immigrant experience, has received critical praise, earning him a MacArthur Genius Grant. A champion for undocumented immigrants and co-founder of the Voices of Our Nation workshop, Diaz is the first Latino Pulitzer Prize juror.

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Born in the Bronx, Joe Morton became a world traveler at a young age as his father was in the military. Upon returning to the city, Morton received a degree in drama from Hofstra University and made his acting debut in 1968. Throughout his career, he's demonstrated versatility, appearing in television programs, and directing movies & television shows. Morton has also won NAACP awards for his work.

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When he was four years old, John Leguizamo emigrated to New York City. The actor credits his small stature in rough neighborhoods like Queens and Jackson Heights as the reason for developing his acting and comedy skills. Best known for Moulin Rouge! and Ice Age as well as his own unique brand of stand-up comedy, Leguizamo has won a Drama Desk Award for his one-man Broadway show turned film, Freak.

3m 49s


Filmmaker and writer Nelson George, who hails from New York, learned the importance of hard work from his mother. George has worked at Billboard Magazine and the Village Voice, and written a volume of work focusing on the African American experience thru music. He's also worked with the likes of Chris Rock and Spike Lee. Recently, George released documentary, The Announcement, about Magic Johnson.

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