Expired November 23, 2020 5:59 AM
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Runtime: 32 minutes

Join filmmakers Ashley O'Shay (Unapologetic), and Set Hernandez Rongkilyo (COVER/AGE) in a conversation exploring the role of art in protest and vice versa with filmmakers at the intersection. How can we responsibly leverage filmmaking as a tool for social and political change? Moderated by jazz franklin of PATOIS Film Collective.

jazz franklin (moderator)

jazz's filmmaking praxis plays with power. Her video and projection work aim to disarm “standard” production processes, storytelling and visual languages of documentary film or video. jazz is part of a global network of artists, activists, and organizers called Gallery of the Streets who work together to “transform public and private spaces into temporary sites of resistance...into phantastical subversive imaginaries.” Since 2016, jazz collectively works to organize programming for the PATOIS New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival and its year round events. 

Ashley O’Shay

Ashley O’Shay is a DP and documentarian based in Chicago, IL, whose work focuses on illuminating marginalized voices. She has produced work for national brands, including Lifetime, Ford Motor Company, Boost Mobile, KQED, and Dr. Martens. Most recently, she filmed the final episode of Dr. Martens' "Tough As You" series, starring the band Phony Ppl, accruing over 65K views on social and web. In 2019, she co-produced the Chicago episode of KQED’s award-winning series “If Cities Could Dance,” which became one of their most viewed episodes to date. Her work also appeared in the critically-acclaimed Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly.

Set Hernandez

Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is an undocumented immigrant filmmaker and community organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. They are the fruit of their parents' sacrifices, their siblings' resilience, and their community's nurturing. Set envisions a filmmaking landscape that centers equity and abundance, where all artists have the resources to thrive using the unique skill sets they embody. Set’s short films have been televised, featured, and awarded in film festivals across the U.S. As part of the inaugural cohort of the Disruptors Fellowship by 5050by2020 and the Center for Cultural Power, Set is developing a half-hour, TV comedy pilot about the undocumented experience. Set also directed/produced the short documentary “COVER/AGE” (2019) about healthcare expansion for undocumented adults. They served as Impact Producer for projects such as "In Plain Sight" and the award-winning "Call Her Ganda" (Tribeca, 2018). Since 2010, Set has been organizing around migrant justice issues from education equity to deportation defense. They are the co-founder of the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective which tackles the inequities that undocumented immigrants face in the media industry. They are the recipient of numerous fellowships including the Firelight Impact Producer Lab and Soros Justice Fellowship.