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Set Hernandez Rongkilyo | LOS ANGELES, CA

Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is an undocumented immigrant filmmaker and organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. They are the product of their parents’ sacrifices, their siblings’ resilience, and their community’s support. Set’s practice involves the intersection of filmmaking and community organizing.

Their work has been televised and featured in film festivals across the U.S. Set is currently working on projects that explore the criminalization of immigrant communities as well as the connection between immigrant rights and disability rights. They are currently a Soros Justice Fellow and an alumnus of the at land's edge fellowship. Set resides in the land of the Tongva people, and in their spare time, they can be found watching films that are made by and uplift the narratives of immigrants and communities of color.