Tricia Creason-Valencia discusses increasing inclusion and diversity in the film industry.
Tricia Creason-Valencia often discusses ways to increase diversity in the film industry with her Communication students. She will continue that discussion as the featured speaker on a panel featuring women of color filmmakers presenting their work and discussing their experiences on Saturday, with emphasis on the community-based collaborative process of directing her film Changing Boundaries: The History of San Jose.
The "Bad Feminists Making Films" panel is November 17 at 7:30 PM in downtown San Jose at the MACLA art gallery. In addition to Creason-Valencia, the panel includes Elena Herminia, Laura Menchaca Ruiz and Nadia Shihab. It is moderated by Emily Hong.
"I'm thrilled to present my work on the panel because it affords me the opportunity to practice what I preach in one of my favorite classes, Comm 137A, which celebrates women and people of color in American film history, while talking about best practices for inclusion and diversity in the film industry," Creason-Valencia said. "Several SCU Communication students will have a chance to volunteer at the event, connecting and networking with their feminist filmmaker role models."
The panel is part of the American Anthropological Association annual meeting "Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation" happening at the San Jose Convention Center from November 14-18. Dolores Huerta will be the featured keynote speaker. The panel is organized by Ethnocine Collective and Re-Present Media, two filmmaker organizations comprised of artists from all over the world.