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Firelight Media is a premier destination for non-fiction cinema by and about communities of color. Firelight produces documentary films, supports emerging filmmakers of color, and cultivates audiences for their work. A panel discussion with alumni from their mentorship program and how their films speak to their own communities of color, as well as how authorship by filmmakers of color are critical to instigating more diverse stories in the American media landscape.
Moderator: Monika Navarro, Firelight Media, Senior Director of Artist Programs
Ursula Liang, DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL
Ciara Lacy, OUT OF STATE
Laurie Sumiye, A PARADISE LOST
This event is part of The Way Forward: Conversations about Race and Reckoning in Hawaii
Hawaiʻiʻs multicultural identity draws many people to its ethnically diverse shores, but institutional racism and colonialism still live on in the islands. In this unique 3 day event, participate in conversations centered on films challenging and expanding notions of race and equality in Hawaii and beyond. These free panels will reflect on Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements as we push toward a more fair, equitable world.