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.