On Sunday, August 6 at 4pm ET, Firelight Media co-presented the panel Disability Justice: Spotlight on unseen with BlackStar Film Festival.
The panel included Documentary Lab Fellow Set Hernandez Rongkilyo, filmmaker of unseen, along with the film's protagonist Pedro; Thomas Reid, who provided the audio description; and the film's impact producer Qudsiya Naqui, moderated by writer Keisha Zollar.
Through experimental cinematography and sound, director Set Hernandez Rongkilyo’s unseen reimagines a cinema accessible for audiences, while exploring the intersections of immigration, disability, and mental health. This film is a prism through which we can reflect and refract practices of care and intentionality around access in the filmmaking process. The panel discussion features key members of the filmmaking team including the director, protagonist, audio describer and impact producer who will share with us the various creative, technical, and production considerations in building more accessible and equitable worlds.
Firelight Media co-presents a panel on disability justice at BlackStar Film Festival 2023, featuring Documentary Lab Fellow Set Hernandez Rongkilyo.
Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience Pride Month conversation about queer, trans, and BIPOC representation in documentary.
Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience event celebrating AAPI cultural icons as seen through the lens of AAPI filmmakers.
Firelight Media hosted a virtual panel discussion on producing documentary films centered on artists of color, by artists of color.
Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience event celebrating filmmakers and artists who capture the essence of contemporary Black life in America today.
Join Firelight Media at SXSW for a conversation featuring BIPOC filmmakers on making music documentaries.
A Beyond Resilience conversation on community-centered curatorial practices, festival programming guidelines, and distribution pathways.
Firelight Media hosted a Beyond Resilience Masterclass with Firelight-supported filmmakers who are producing documentary films with impact.