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.
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