AfroPoP: Black Panther Woman
Details the journey of Marlene Cummins, a member of the Australian Black Panther Party, and the fascinating yet little-known story of the indigenous Australian struggle for equality. Marlene also details her own struggle with addiction, the refuge she found in the arts, and her own quest to fight for women’s rights within the Black Panther Party.
Stories from the Stage: School Days: Student Tales
Remember school? It’s where kids learn and where knowledge sometimes comes only after pain. Cecilia battles a learning disability that leaves everyone baffled; Anna reluctantly welcomes a newcomer; and Furquann finds that violent solutions have a down side. Three storytellers, three interpretations of School Days, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: School Days: Teacher Tales
For teachers and students alike, school is a place to struggle mightily. Ben works to transform preschool girls into dragon-slaying warrior princesses; Donna finishes the school year with Sister-ly help; and Crystal climbs the ladder of higher education. Three storytellers, three interpretations of School Days, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: Make It or Break It
Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Michele turns lemons into lemonade when she gets busted moonlighting during an internship; Matthew spins a nightmare date into lasting friendships; and Mikelina Googles her way to combining two different worlds. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Make It or Break It, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: Kitchen Confessions
For some, cooking is a refuge. And for others, it's a salty nightmare. Javed pits his meager cooking skills against those of his chef father; Alan explores cooking with a romantic partner; and Executive Chef Karen relives a restaurant shift from hell. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Kitchen Confessions, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
POV: 500 Years
From a historic genocide trial to the ousting of a president, 500 Years tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala’s recent history, through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population, who now stand poised to re-imagine their society.
Local, USA: My Everyday Hustle
Meet five men and women chasing their versions of the American Dream. In New York, they are an integral part of everyday life and many people depend on them as a dog walker to street cart vendor. How do they make ends meet? My Everyday Hustle reveals the struggles, successes, and daily “hustle” for people we see every day, but don’t really know.
Elevate, Incubate & Demonstrate: Advancing Asian American Artists
Asian American filmmakers made history again at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Industry leaders, including Justin Chon, Effie Brown and Grace Lee, 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.