August 6, 2023

Disability Justice: Spotlight on unseen | Beyond Resilience

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.

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