I’m a Filmmaker, Not a Minority Filmmaker

Mar 13, 2017 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Geeta Patel

Four in a Billion Pictures

Do doc funders and programmers peg filmmakers into token diversity metrics? Does an African American filmmaker always have to produce films about race, or a lesbian about LGBTQ issues? How do filmmakers break free of expectations to tell the stories that matter to them? Join Noland Walker, co-curator of the PBS series Independent Lens, Darius Clark Monroe, director of the feature documentary Evolution of a Criminal, and Geeta V. Patel, producer and director of Meet the Patels, for a frank conversation about the limits that perceptions of identity impose on the stories minority filmmakers tell.

Primary Access: Film Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Access: Music Badge, Artist Wristband, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Level: Intermediate