Nurturing the Media Activist Ecosystem of Citizen Journalists, Mainstream Media, and Policy-Makers
How do urban storytellers align themselves to amplify their messages in battling today’s entrenched public policy problems? With the advent of social media and the democratization of production tools anyone can be a civic whistleblower. The real work is in connecting and nurturing new networks that may have not had access to each other.
Co-presenter: Jewish Film Institute, Youth Radio, Heart of a City
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Film Screening and Audience Q & A with filmmaker after each film.
Jeff Adachi, Director & Producer, “The Ride”
Jon Sadrigilany & Omeed Manocheri, Director & Producer, “Heart of the City”
Juli Lopez, Director of Photography & Producer, “The Mural”
Leah Nichols, Director & Animator, “73 Questions”
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Panel Discussion
Moderator: Omeed Mancheri, Filmmaker/Event Producer
TJ Johnston, Assistant Editor/Columnist, Street Sheet, a publication of the Coalition on Homelessness
Asha Richardson, Youth Radio Interactive Manager, Youth Radio, Oakland
Joe Eskenazi, Editor-at-Large, San Francisco Magazine/Columnist, Mission Local
Anne Stuhldreher, Director of the Financial Justice Project, City and County of San Francisco, Office of Treasurer and Tax Collector
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Complimentary light refreshments
Refund Policy: Tickets are non-refundable
In This Program
Leah Nichols / Films, SFUFF 2017, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 10 minsThis beautifully hand-drawn animated short film inverts the popular culture trope of celebrity questionnaires and uses it instead to build a soulful profile of a man whom you would never otherwise stop to get to know.
Jon Sadrgilany & Omeed Manocheri / Films, SFUFF 2017, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 15 minsHeart of the City is a documentary film and social news platform investigating San Francisco’s socioeconomic divide in the Tenderloin neighborhood and its adjacent districts. The project seeks to reimagine the fourth wall and stimulate social media discussions to integrate with the narrative of the film and other supplemental content.
Francisco Guijarro / Films, SFUFF 2017, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2014 / 19 minsThis film follows the stories of several artists with developmental disabilities working with the non-profit The Arc San Francisco and civic artists from Free Space to paint a wall-sized mural that aims to erase barriers. The film explores the unlimited nature of art and its capacity to express freedom, even for those individuals whose lives seem to be confined to the boundaries of their disabilities.
Jeff Adachi / Films, SFUFF 2017, Shorts / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 15 minsTake an up close and personal ride inside criminal injustice system with one of the nation’s few elected public defenders, City of San Francisco’s Public Defender, Jeff Adachi. Adachi defends a young African American man who is charged with assaulting police officers after being falsely accused of a crime in a case with racial overtones. In this era of mass incarceration, police shootings of young African American men, and implicit bias in policing, what are the consequences for those who question police authority?