Describe yourself in 5 words. Inquisitive, philosophically, tenacious, learning to be more compassionate, love to laugh
In my daily life I am….(a sentence about your job/profession) In my daily life, I work with an amazing group of people at New York Women in Film & Television(NYWIFT). Our organization has a good mix of members who are either veteran filmmakers or those whose careers are just beginning. I work with NYWIFT to help provide support and a community for our members to flourish.
What brought you to the Queens World? NYWIFT started collaborating with Queens World Film Festival in 2017. At that time, NYWIFT had funding through Immigrant Cultural Initiative to curated the Immigrant Stories Series in Queens. We approached Queens World Film Festival and they were enthusiastic about partnering to show NYC stories through the immigrant lens. We have continued to collaborate with Queen World Film Festival not only in order to showcase and support filmmakers with incredible talent, but also because the festival draws attention to Queen’s artistic and production community.
Watching films is like… Watching films is like stepping, if only just for just a moment into someone else’s world and sometimes even someone else’s being. Movies can really help us understand the human condition from different perspectives.
What gives you hope? I have hope while traveling around NYC, although not so much now due to the pandemic, and watching so many people work together in harmony. It’s what makes NYC great and it gives me hope in humanity.