Mind the Gap 4: Building Your Own Table & Chairs


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Film Info
Section:Mind the Gap
Behind the Screens
Festival Encore
Running Time:60 min.


Mind the Gap 4

Building Your Own Table and Chairs

60 min | Free with RSVP


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view until 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 25.


As a response to the many ism’s that are endemic to the film industry, these organizations, collectives and initiatives have chosen to focus their attention on building alternative networks, platforms, and eco-systems—alongside the mainstream industry—in which their communities can flourish, create power structures and set their own rules. As opposed to working towards having a seat at the table, these industry players have opted to create their own table.


MODERATOR: Tracy Rector, Nia Tero



  • GUETTY FELIN, Daughters of Tressie
  • MARIA FORTIZ-MORSE, Brown Girls Doc Mafia
  • SARITA KHURANA, Asian American Documentary Network


Mind the Gap 3 & 4: Centerpiece Mind the Gap Events

The centerpiece events of this year’s Mind the Gap programming explores two distinct but overlapping strategies adopted by BIPOC-led organizations, collectives, and initiatives in the way they engage with the entertainment industry. There are those in this industry working to effect change from the inside and others who opt to create alternative structures; many combine a mixture of both approaches. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global uprising against racism, this conversation is all the more timely and urgent given the formation of new initiatives and alliances and their shift in focus following both watershed moments of 2020.