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November’s meetup features DISCLOSURE’s, Beyond Representation: Tools for Expanding Trans Awareness in Media, a discussion on the DISCLOSURE Toolkit for Entertainment Industry Professionals. Get a deeper look at a new toolkit designed to give content creators resources, guidance, and discussion tips that supports trans inclusive filmmaking, using the groundbreaking film that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, DISCLOSURE, as a reference point. After a preview of the toolkit, moderator Moi Santos (Coordinator, Outreach & Inclusion and Indigenous Programs, Sundance Institute) leads a conversation with Sam Feder (Director, DISCLOSURE) Tre’vell Anderson (journalist, collaborator, DISCLOSURE), toolkit co-author Alex Schmider (Associate Director of Transgender Representation, GLAAD, Associate Producer, DISCLOSURE), and Kristal Sotomayor (Awards Competition Manager, IDA). Following the discussion, breakout sessions will give Creator+ and Course Pass members an opportunity to put the toolkit into practice first hand.

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Moi Santos is the Manager for the Equity, Impact, and Belonging Program at Sundance Institute. In this role, Moi works across all Sundance Institute Artist Programs to deepen engagement with, and support of, storytellers and audiences across ethnicities, genders, abilities, sexual orientations, and geographic regions. She also designs, oversees, supports and executes diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She is the Founder of the Trans Possibilities Intensive, a robust initiative which provides a supportive environment for transgender artists of color to work on their projects, sharpen their craft, develop community and challenge the obstacles that continue to exclude transgender artists of color. She holds a degree in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in visual culture and gender studies from the University of California, Berkeley -- where she graduated magna cum laude. more...
Sam Feder is a Peabody Award nominated film director. Cited by Indiewire as one of the “exciting trans filmmakers shaking up Hollywood”, Sam’s films explore the intersection of visibility and politics along the lines of race, class, and gender. Sam’s filmmaking practice models inclusion and equity in the industry. Sam’s films have been programmed by Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, CPH:DOX, MOMA PS-1, The British Film Institute, The Hammer Museum, and in hundreds of film festivals around the world. more...
Tre’vell Anderson (they/them) is an award-winning journalist, social curator, and world changer who always comes to slay! Named to The Root’s 2020 list of the 100 most influential African Americans, they have dedicated their career to centering those in the margins, grey spaces, and at the intersections of life through a pop culture lens. Tre’vell is currently Editor-At-Large for Toronto’s Xtra and co-host of the Maximum Fun podcast, FANTI. more...
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Kristal Sotomayor is a bilingual Latinx documentary filmmaker, festival programmer, and freelance journalist based in Philadelphia. Currently, they are in post-production on EXPANDING SANCTUARY, an independent short documentary about the historic end to police surveillance organized by nonprofit Juntos and the Latinx immigrant community in South Philadelphia. They are also in-development on the animated short docufiction film called ALX THROUGH THE LABYRINTH that takes a dive into the Alice In Wonderland-like reality of contracting COVID-19. more...

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