Hispanic Cinema Series: Daresha Kyi. Co-director of “Chavela”

  • Starts: 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 28, 2021
Daresha Kyi is an Emmy award winner who writes produces, and directs documentary and narrative film and all kinds of television in Spanish and English. A natural born storyteller, she made her first short, experimental film, “Schism” at the age of 16. In 2017 she co-directed and co-produced the feature-length documentary, “Chavela”, which was nominated for the Teddy award and won the 2nd place Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlinale, as well as Best Documentary and Audience Awards at Outfest and the San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival. “Chavela” secured theatrical distribution domestically and internationally and was screened on 160 screens in 42 countries. Daresha was a 2016-17 fellow in the Firelight Media Documentary Lab and is currently a member of the Chicken & Egg Eggcelerator, Creative Capital and A Blade Of Grass fellowships. “Chavela” https://www.amazon.com/Chavela-Vargas/dp/B077BJ3GB2

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