Journey into 'Unseen': Set Hernandez's Feature at BlackStar Film Festival

Journey into 'Unseen': Set Hernandez's Feature at BlackStar Film Festival

Meet Set Hernandez, a filmmaker and community organizer who uses their platform to amplify the voices of the underrepresented. Set, a queer, undocumented immigrant with roots from Bicol, Philippines, shares their unique perspective on filmmaking and advocacy. They provide a behind-the-scenes look into their film, "Unseen," which will premiere at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia. 

In this episode:

* Dive deep into Set's journey as a filmmaker and community activist, and how their personal experiences have shaped their work.
* Understand their commitment to storytelling that expands the portrayal of underrepresented communities on screen. 
* Discover how Set's background as a published linguistics researcher and community organizer has influenced their approach to filmmaking.
* Learn about the story behind "Unseen," a unique narrative that explores immigration, disability, and mental health.
* Understand how Set's vision of inclusivity and accessibility in filmmaking has guided their creative process for "Unseen."

Set opens up about their personal journey as a filmmaker and activist, and how their own life experiences have deeply influenced the stories they choose to tell. They talk about their work with the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective, and how it promotes equity for undocumented immigrants in the film industry. Set also shares the story behind "Unseen," a film that sheds light on the challenges faced by Pedro, a visually impaired, undocumented immigrant, and aspiring social worker. 

Join us in conversation with Set Hernandez, an advocate who is breaking barriers and pushing boundaries in the film industry. Learn about their vision for creating more inclusive and diverse narratives in cinema, and don't miss the insightful conversation on their award-winning film "Unseen."

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Rob Lee
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The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is an undocumented immigrant filmmaker and community organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines.