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Cucalorus Connect

This year’s Cucalorus Connect conference builds on the format and momentum of our Community Conversations series and uses film as a catalyst for discussion about race to explore the relationship between storytelling and action as we tackle the nation’s most pressing issues and seek a path to real action and change.

This year’s conference will include a week of 90 minute facilitated conversations starting on Monday, November 16. Each day we will join together via Zoom at 2pm to discuss accountable storytelling, multi-generational trauma, housing justice, voting rights, and more. Sessions will be facilitated by Rebecca Trammel, Working Films, Ebony Golden, Kim Pevia, and Kevin Maurer.

2020 Leadership Fellows

The Cucalorus Leadership Fellows program recognizes community members who have earned their power and influence. These driven, passionate and visionary women have worked tirelessly to make our world a better...

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From Hardship to Hope

Host: Ebony Golden
Dorian Emerson's touchingly real portrait follows 14-year-old James as he navigates the streets of Liberty City in Miami. Emerson's film will serve as the catalyst for a conversation about education,...

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Leadership: 7 days, 7 generations

Host: Kim Pevia
Looking ahead, looking around and looking within, this session will include a shared viewing of the film "Future Ancestor" followed by a facilitated discussion led by Kim Pevia, director of...

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Stories of Home and Land

Hosts: Anna Lee, Paige Wood, and Luisa Dantas
What happens when activists, organizers, and creatives come together to tell stories that conjure a world where every family has a safe and nurturing space to call home, regardless of...

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StoryShift: Accountability in Documentary

Host: Working Films
Documentary filmmakers have the power to shape narratives that impact the lives of the people and communities they portray. This workshop will focus on navigating that power using accountability to...

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