San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023

Snapshots + Q&A

Expired June 12, 2023 6:59 AM
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7 films in package
Gund Kwok
The Lion Dance is a folk dance from Asia that was performed exclusively by men in the past. “Gund Kwok” is the first women’s Lion Dance troupe in the U.S. Founded by Cheng Imm Tan, she and fifteen Asian women strive to break lingering stereotypes about the strength and images of Asian women.
Kemonito: The Final Fall
Kemonito, the beloved mascot of Mexico's World Wrestling Council, has been trying to retire for years due to his many injuries, but his financial problems don't allow him to. If he says goodbye to wrestling, he will lose the only source of income to support his family. He goes to the Arena every Friday in a wheelchair, knowing that his body won’t resist much longer.
Sentir el Son
Sentir el Son is a Latino American story of self-discovery. Franchesca, an Afro-Mexican, grew up in L.A. and was immersed in a Mexican culture that forced her into questioning her racial identity. This poetic documentary short explores through the feeling-body the meaning of ethnic and gender identity through West African and Afro-Mexican practices in music, song, and dance.
Snap - Archie's Story
SNAP, Archie's Story is a short video conceived and directed by George Stamos featuring the legendary dancing, distinct voice and story of NYC vogue-dance icon Archie Burnett (Grandfather of the House of Ninja). In this rare and vulnerable portrait, vivid imagery, humour, movement, and Archie's narration come together to tell his remarkable story of resilience and unwavering fierceness.
John Leguizamo Live at Rikers
John Leguizamo visits Rikers Island Correctional Facility to perform his one-man Broadway show Ghetto Klown for an audience of over 400 inmates. Following his performance, Leguizamo holds group discussions with justice-involved young men awaiting trial or sentencing. By sharing his personal journey of adversity and self-awareness, he encourages them to reflect openly and honestly about their own lives. This short documentary interweaves excerpts from Leguizamo’s performance and those discussions, bringing attention to the serious challenges and human side of incarceration.
The Right to Joy
Trans-cyclist, Izzy Sederbaum, began a new friendship with another trans-masculine rider in early 2018. Their first ride together outside of Seattle brought the unthinkable - a rare cougar attack that turned fatal, leaving Izzy hospitalized with severe facial trauma.
Snapshots Q&A

As a trans-masculine cyclist and policy scholar, Izzy Sederbaum was searching for community and acceptance within the sport. After surviving a rare cougar attack on a ride outside of Seattle in early 2018, Izzy was hospitalized with severe facial trauma while hateful anti-trans rhetoric filled comment sections of news articles that he had little to no control over. In the years since, he has struggled to overcome his anxiety of being alone in the woods and the self-doubt brought on by strangers after the attack. Despite these challenges, Izzy found solace and support in the Seattle cycling community, which reignited his passion for the sport. This film follows Izzy’s journey as he navigates the aftermath of the attack, overcomes his fears, and becomes a vocal advocate for diversity and trans inclusion within cycling communities across the country.

  • Runtime
    20 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Jay Melena, Tim Kressin