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In the Making

In the Making

8 Episodes

An illuminating showcase of emerging artists from underrepresented communities. Each one shatters norms, breaks borders, and pushes boundaries in their respective fields, much like the filmmakers who capture them.

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In the Making
  • Episode 1 - Damon Davis: Apologue for the Darkest Gods

    Episode 1

    Filmmaker Elissa Blount Moorhead presents award-winning artist Damon Davis, a St. Louis native whose work spans illustration, painting, printmaking, music, film, and public art and explores the African-American experience.

  • Episode 2 - Bunky Echo-Hawk: The Resistance

    Episode 2

    Filmmaker Ben-Alex Dupris explores how the reality and resistance of Native Americans inspires the work of Pawnee artist Bunky Echo-Hawk, igniting discussions about environmentalism, representation, and Indigenous rights.

  • Episode 3 - Anik Khan: Street Level

    Episode 3

    Filmmakers Sofian Khan and Joseph Patel showcase the music of Anik Khan, the Bangladeshi-born, Queens, NY-raised hip-hop artist whose music sketches the immigrant experience with rare poetic flair, incisive depth, and a whole masala of influences.

  • Episode 4 - Amyra León: Strange Grace

    Episode 4

    Filmmaker Malika Zouhali-Worrall introduces musician, poet, author, and activist Amyra León, who channels deeply personal experiences of pain and healing into raw, majestic performances that celebrate love, Blackness, and womanhood.

  • Episode 5 - Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio: This is the Way We Rise

    Episode 5

    Filmmaker Ciara Lacy documents Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, a Kanaka Maoli wahine poet, activist, and academic, and her continued work towards justice for Hawaii’s Indigenous population.

  • Episode 6 - Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon

    Episode 6

    Filmmaker Ligaiya Romero explores the life and work of multidisciplinary, Brooklyn-based artist Maia Cruz Palileo, who examines themes of migration and home, inspired by her family’s immigration to the US from the Philippines.

  • Episode 7 - Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The New Chief

    Episode 7

    Filmmakers Amitabh Joshi and Erik Spink spotlight Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a Grammy-nominated musician from New Orleans who defies the rules of jazz while challenging how music is taught in universities nationwide.

  • Episode 8 - Vincent Valdez: The Beginning is Near

    Episode 8

    Filmmaker Ray Santisteban examines the work of San Antonio, Texas-born artist Vincent Valdez, who emphasizes themes of social justice, memory, and history that has been ignored.