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Kin Theory - Creating Community with Indigenous and BIPOC Filmmakers Across the Industry

Presented in partnership with Nia Tero.

The uniqueness of 2020, which included a global pandemic, distinct but overlapping human rights movements, and heart-filling cross-community mutual aid efforts, has deepened conversations about systemic inequities, including in the film industry. The need for capacity building, education and mentorship, resourcing, and distribution of work by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, undocumented, female, trans and nonbinary people, people with disabilities, and otherwise underrepresented artists has never been more prevalent. A session of deep and honest conversation about who's doing the work to support Indigenous and Black filmmakers, as well as other creators of color, what's still needed, and how we can work together to get there. 


   Molly Murphy - Co-Director, Working Films

   Monika Navarro - Senior Director of Artist Programs, Firelight Media

   Adam Piron - Filmmaker, COUSIN Collective, Sundance Institute

   Jamie-Lee Reardon - Industry Coordinator, imagineNATIVE, Indigenous Screen Office 

   Colleen Thurston - Filmmaker, 4th World Alum, Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas

   Moderator: Tracy Rector - Filmmaker and Managing Director of Storytelling, Nia Tero