In the Making
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.
Damon Davis: Apologue for the Darkest Gods
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.
Bunky Echo-Hawk: The Resistance
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.
Anik Khan: Street Level
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.
Amyra León: Strange Grace
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.
Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio: This is the Way We Rise
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.
Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon
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.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The New Chief
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.
- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Damon Davis, Anik Khan, Amyra León, Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Maia Cruz Palileo, Bunky Echo-Hawk, Vincent Valdez
- Executive Producer
- Stanley Nelson, Marcia Smith, Loira Limbal, Michael Kantor