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As a culture, we have had little space to process and grieve the relentless onslaught of violence upon us. This is where filmmakers can lead. Our speciality is in creating art that gives people a chance to exhale, witness, and even experience joy and togetherness—the most priceless, life-affirming rarities in this time and age.

 

Kristy Choi is an award-winning filmmaker and writer based in the unceded land of the Kizh, Tongva, and Chumash peoples (Los Angeles). Her work reimagines narratives of diaspora and environment by centering the complex ways women of color think, feel, and move. She's especially interested in exploring why and how humans attempt to connect with each other in spite of psychological, cultural and linguistic barriers. 

 

HERSELVES, Kristy's hybrid documentary short film, was released by The New Yorker Documentary and is free to stream worldwide.

Kristy is an alumnus of the Southern Exposure Directing Fellowship, the North Star Fellowship at Points North Institute, and the Armed with a Camera Directing Fellowship at Visual Communications. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and completed a DAAD Post-Graduate Fellowship at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She is currently a California Arts Council Artist Fellow and a Los Angeles Frieze x Deutsche Bank x Endeavor Content x Ghetto Film School Directing Fellow.

 

Kristy's next project will premiere in February 2022. She is also developing her first feature. To get in touch, please email choi.h.kristy@gmail.com

(Photo by Wenting Deng Fisher)