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CAAM Fest (Center for Asian American Media) San Francisco, DocFest: San Francisco Documentary Festival, Asian Film Festival of Dallas, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival: SDFF, 3rd i's South Asian Film Festical SF, SF Urban Film Fest

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Director's statement

This film came out of my work as a multimedia producer at KQED Arts. KQED is San Francisco's PBS station. During my short time at KQED, almost every artist that I spoke to was either in the process of being evicted and leaving San Francisco or was urgently worried at the prospect of losing housing. I wanted to showcase the performances of some of these extraordinary grassroots artists in the Bay Area in order to visually represent the immense cultural value that we were all in imminent danger of losing. Of course, artists are not the only group of people facing a housing crisis in the Bay Area. Teachers, the working class, and people of color are all facing immense housing pressure. Artists, being inherently self-expressive, serve as a canary in a coalmine signaling a larger issue of economic inequality that the entire country faces.

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It’s a ground-level examination of the bohemian diaspora that is transforming the city.

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