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A Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker Chelsea Hernandez

March 31, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

A Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker Chelsea Hernandez

RTF alum Chelsea Hernandez will be joining Professor Nancy Schiesari’s 366K documentary class for a conversation on documentary filmmaking.  Students are invited to listen in.

Mexican-American filmmaker Chelsea Hernandez is an 8-time Lone Star Emmy winning director, producer and editor for her work on “Arts In Context,” a documentary series produced by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. Chelsea has been named one of Texas Monthly’s “10 Filmmakers on the Rise.” Her short documentaries have screened at film festivals across the world and picked up several awards like Best Short Documentary at Austin Film Festival in 2012 and most recently the 2018 SXSW Texas Jury Award for short documentary, “An Uncertain Future.” She is a Tribeca All Access Grantee and Edit Storylab Fellow, Firelight Media Documentary Lab Fellow, Bay Area Video Coalition National Mediamaker Fellow and Latino Public Broadcasting Public Media Grant Recipient for her feature documentar, Building the American Dream. Her work focuses on the unique perspectives of various issues and topics through the lens of ordinary people who challenge the status quo and injustices across the globe.


March 31, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
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Communications, Film, Moody College, Storytelling

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