Filmmaker Nanfu Wang explores the untold history of China's draconian one child policy.
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An award-winning filmmaker, Phil Bertelsen works in both fiction and non-fiction. Most recently he produced and directed EveryOther, a social satire about racial identity that was featured in the PBS series Matters of Race. His last film, The Sunshine, won numerous awards and is included as part of the Full Frame Documentary DVD Collection. Bertelsen… Show more also wrote and directed Outside Looking In, examining transracial adoption in America and airing on public television. Additionally, he was a writer/director fellow at the Sundance Filmmakers Lab and has an M.F.A. from New York University where he won a Student Academy Award for his dramatic short Around the Time. Show less
Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with fifteen years of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, Always in Season, premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency. Jackie also co-directed the award-winning hour-long… Show more film, Black to Our Roots, which broadcast on PBS in 2009. Jackie has received artist grants and industry funding from Sundance Institute, IITVS, Ford Foundation, Firelight Media, and more. She was recently awarded the Emerging Filmmakers of Color Award from IDA and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. Show less
Chico Colvard teaches Race, Law and Media related courses at MassArt. He was the Founding Curator of the UMB Film Series. Chico is also the founding member of C-LineFilms, which produces short and long form documentaries as well as online commercial content. His feature doc, Family Affair, premiered in competition at Sundance and was the first film… Show more acquired by Oprah Winfrey for her cable channel, OWN. The film streamed on Netflix, iTunes and other online outlets. The film screened at festivals and aired on TV stations around the world. He is a two-time Sundance Fellow, WGBH Filmmaker-in-Residence, Firelight Media Fellow, and Flaherty Fellow. Chico is a frequent guest speaker, moderator, festival panelist and juror. His recent film, BLACK MEMORABILIA examines the manufacturing, consumption. and reclamation of these objects. The film premiered at MoMA and screens at festivals and museums nationally and internationally. Show less
Digital & Interactive
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Recent Digital & Interactive Projects
Take a ride with Americans who have left traditional homes and mainstream society behind for the freedom of life on the road.
Purveyors of America’s indigenous foods are forging a resurgence of native dishes that satisfy a new generation hungering for insight and culinary delight.
Tension, consensus and surprising common ground converge when participants from disparate walks of life debate the question “Should we have kids?”