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SF’s Public Defender Jeff Adachi Filmmaking Side Hustle

Posted May 19th, 2017 by SFUFF in General

Photo courtesy of Center for Asian American Media

A few weeks ago, I met SF’s elected public defender Jeff Adachi at an informal gathering of a few local filmmakers I organized.  I knew he had just premiered his film “Defender” at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) so it was a long shot that he would take time out of his hellish schedule to our rinky-dink meet-up. But there he was.  He came because he said he was once a struggling indie filmmaker trying to make social justice films (for the past 10 years and 6 films!) and wanted to support us.  He encouraged us to band together and share resources.  And to never give up.