Behind the Lens
Eugene Kim Captures Important Moment in Asian-American Music - For his short film ‘Cherry,’ filmmaker Eugene Kim pulled from his own memories of growing up in 90s Daly City, California, when Filipino DJs were pioneering a new style, B-Boys competed at car shows and everyone knew they were part of a historic moment in music history.
Kim’s ‘Cherry’ tells the story of a day-in-the-life of an R&B artist in 90s Daly City
The Oakland-based filmmaker crafts rich stories from the perspective of children
Loners, Rappers, and Lady Bank Robbers: Pete Lee Brings the Bay's Scrappy Vibrance To Life
Nijla Mu'min's 'Jinn' is a love letter to her family and religion.
A documentary filmmaking team finds stories of resilience in surprising places.
A queer female filmmaker creates beauty out of the painful memories of her migration.
A filmmaker creates a sci-fi documentary honoring his lost LGBTQ heroes
A look inside a filmmaker's effort to document the Oakland Police for two turbulent years
A conversation with the directors and Moses about how their film changed his life.
About Behind the Lens
Watch bold California indie filmmakers pushing the boundaries of their craft. Each episode captures the personal experiences that inform a filmmaker's work and the risks they take to bring stories to the screen. Step behind the lens and follow the journeys of a new generation of storytellers.
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