Go behind the scenes to learn from Sundance Advisors in our new Conversations from the Labs series. This collection of videos will deepen your understanding of all the creative disciplines that are supported through our Labs including Feature Film Directing and Writing, TV Writing, Emerging Media, Documentary, Producing, Film Music, and Theatre with many of our Lab advisors.

Join Writer/Director Cherien Dabis during the 2020 Indigenous Lab as she provides insight into how she began her career, the most valuable lessons from film school, and her journey through creating her first feature film Amreeka. Using Amreeka as a case study, she discusses scene development and learning to place character development above all else in the process of writing a feature script.

More conversations in this series include actor/director Ed Harris, writer/director Karyn Kusama, writer/director Rick Famuyiwa, editor Dylan Tichenor and others.

Cherien Dabis is an award winning filmmaker who made her feature debut with AMREEKA. The film world-premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the coveted critics award at Cannes. more...

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