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Meet 10 Bold Indie Filmmakers: Behind the Lens Screening, Panel and Mixer

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Join KQED for an intimate evening filled with conversation and short films about the next generation of storytellers who are dedicated to doing it their way: with courage, honesty and sincere curiosity about the world around them.

Meet the Filmmakers:

Fran Guijarro and Diya Guha, directors of Moses

Fran and Diya’s work following one man’s journey off the streets of San Francisco transformed the lives of everyone involved.

Leo Herrera, director of Fathers


Leo re-creates and explores an alternate universe where the work of notable queer artists and activists were never stopped short by AIDS.

Pamela Chavez, director of Caracol Cruzando 

Pamela draws on memories of her own family’s migration from Costa Rica to the U.S. in her animated short.

Chris Metzler, Quinn Costello and Jeff Springer, directors of Rodents of Unusual Size

Quinn, Chris and Jeff  spent four years following giant swamp rats decimating the Louisiana coastline—and the local hunters committed to stopping them.

Pete Lee, director of  Don’t Be A Hero

Pete, the Taiwanese-born director and lifelong kung-fu aficionado has worked on martial arts shorts, music videos and a Sundance-selected heist film.

Talibah Newman, director of Busted on Brigham Lane, Sweet Honey Chile’ and The Greenwood Project

Talibah creates stories about children’s innocence and resilience to inspire growth and healing for the black community and within families.

Eugene Kim, director of Cherry

Eugene captured his experiences growing up in 1990s Daly City, California, when Filipino DJs pioneered a new style, B-Boys competed at car shows and everyone knew they were part of a historic moment in music history.

Behind the Lens, a new KQED digital series about indie California filmmakers, features these filmmakers and more. Each episode focuses on a documentary, narrative or animated film director, capturing the personal experiences that inform their films, and the risks they take to bring stories to the screen. Step behind the lens and follow the journeys of a new generation of storytellers.

Big thanks to our community partners:

SFFILM, BAVC, ITVS and Youth Beat

Behind the Lens : Screening, Panel and Mixer
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:30PM Doors
7:00PM Event starts
FREE, RSVP is required for attendance

2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

This event is supported in part by the California Arts Council.

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