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C3: Impactful Moments that Shape Us

Industry leading filmmakers discuss the moments that are often overlooked that shape who we are and why capturing these moments on film are significant to the future of storytelling.

C3 programs on Saturday, May 4th are not individually sold. The admission fee for the All-Day Pass will include all the panels on May 4th.


Set Hernandez Rongkilyo (Moderator)
Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is an undocumented immigrant filmmaker and community organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. Since 2010, they have organized around migrant justice issues, and their short films have been featured in film festivals across the U.S. Set is the Impact Videos Producer at the California Immigrant Policy Center, and has served as Impact Producer for CALL HER GANDA (2018). They are the recipient of the 2018 Firelight Impact Producer Fellowship, 2017 Soros Justice Fellowship, among others.

Nadia Shihab
Nadia Shihab is a filmmaker and artist whose work draws on her interest in diasporic longing, relationships to place, and processes of improvisation. Her films (JADDOLAND, AMAL’S GARDEN, and I COME FROM IRAQ) explore and reassemble personal migratory narratives with a concern for the unseen – spaces of alienation, states of absence, the condition of dislocation – and the ways in which the unnoticed can be intimated and rendered visible.

Tim Tsai
Tim Tsai is a documentary filmmaker and editor whose feature debut SEADRIFT premiered at the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival. He directed KLRU’s short doc series AUSTIN REVEALED: PIONEERS FROM THE EAST, which profiles some of the earliest Chinese American families to settle in Central Texas. He holds an MFA in film production from U.T. Austin, is a Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program associate, and a Firelight Media Documentary Labs fellow

Yu Gu
Yu Gu is an LA-based filmmaker born in China and raised in Canada. She works in narrative and documentary film. Her first feature WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? premiered at Slamdance and was broadcast on America Reframed. Her work is supported by the Sundance Institute, ITVS, TFI, Firelight Media, and Film Independent.

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Dates & Times


Aratani Central Hall @ JANM

Sat, May 4
2:00 pm