SF Urban Film Fest and SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District present film shorts and a panel to spark discussion on how different grass-roots organizations, in San Francisco and Los Angeles, have used arts and culture to promote community preservation and self-determination. We will also explore the potential risks of this strategy including issues of the commodification of people’s culture and the attraction of speculative investment leading to displacement of communities.
Co-Presented by SOMA Pilipinas
Special Guest: We are honored that Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, will be in attendance with us this evening although he will not be on the panel.
Curated by SOMA Pilipinas and Fay Darmawi
CM credits pending
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