Screenings & Films

Bayview is Alive: Film Screening & Panel

Presented by SF Urban Film Fest   |  

December 17, 2020, 4-5:30 PM

Join YBCA artists in residence SF Urban Film Fest for Bayview is Alive: Film Screening & Panel, featuring four short films based on historic murals highlighting the Bayview’s everyday heroes and a new short film by Shantre Pinkney celebrating a recent night of community engagement in the Bayview. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Bayview community leaders Meaghan Mitchell (Executive Director, Imprint City), Nate Watson (Executive Director, Public Glass), Divali Ramkalwan, (Director of Housing and Anti-Displacement, Young Community Developers), Felipe Riley, (longshoreman; son of the late Lenora LeVon), Marissa Bergmann (art teacher, MLK Middle School), and Amita Graham (certified nurse midwife; daughter of the late Santie Huckaby), to discuss initiatives needed to ensure the vitality of the neighborhood that is so important to the city of San Francisco. The discussion will connect Bayview’s historic and current importance to the city’s social, economic and cultural life as a whole.

Bayview is Alive is presented by SF Urban Film as part of their residency at YBCA, which centers multimedia community-based storytelling to elevate and expand initiatives already happening in neighborhoods all over the city. This discussion builds on the October 2020 in person street activation on Bayview’s Egbert Avenue, featuring interactive video mural installations, and the BayviewLIVE hip hop online concert honoring and uplifting the everyday heroes of Bayview-Hunters Point whose leadership and activism brought resources and joy to the neighborhood.

RSVP here to sign up for the event. Your confirmation will include a link to the short documentary Point of Pride directed by Dimitri Moore which provides invaluable context and history on the activism history in the Bayview. You may also view the documentary below.

About SF Urban Film Fest

SF Urban Film Fest gathers a diverse, engaged audience and uses the power of storytelling to spark discussion and civic engagement around urban issues, asking what it means to live together in the city and make urban planning more equitable and inclusive.

The SF Urban Film Fest theme for 2020 explored Place and the Populist Revolt, investigating how cities are ground zero for the struggle to find or hold on to a place, for both incumbents and newly arrived. But even as there are attempts to build walls and to exclude others, the human spirit lives in expressions of belonging and resistance to exclusion. Each film screening is followed by a discussion around developing community-centered solutions to ground audiences in the spirit of place.

The 2021 Festival will be February 14-21, 2021.

More about SF Urban Film Fest here →