@ Greater New Orleans Foundation | Open to the public
The history of the documentary film is linked with the making of “Others,” the creation of images of non-Western cultures for Western consumption. When documentarians flip this dynamic and create films about their own communities, what new possibilities and new responsibilities arise? In this session, we convene four filmmakers who are looking past dominant narratives in search of new visions of their own identities, using documentary to re- envision their cultures and rethink their place within them.
This panel is presented with support from the Center for Asian American Media.
Chloe Walters-Wallace (moderator) is the Documentary Lab Manager at Firelight Media
PJ Raval is a filmmaker whose work explores the overlooked subcultures and identities within the LGBTQ+ community
Karen Rossi is a director from Puerto Rico. Her documentaries Scrap Island (2008) and It’s Your Right (2014) both received Emmy Awards
Nadia Shihab began making films in order to explore her connections to the places she calls home. Jaddoland is her feature-length debut
Hao Zhang is an emerging filmmaker originally from China